History Main / SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism

15th Sep '16 10:48:33 AM bt8257
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For a simple, archetypal example, let's assume that the idea to believe in is HumansAreGood[=/=]RousseauWasRight. In idealistic series, [[FriendToAllLivingthings those who believed it]] got [[ThePowerOfFriendship lots of friends]] and a HappyEnding (therefore, RightMakesMight), while cynical series are {{Crapsack World}}s where [[WideEyedIdealist those who believed it]] got ruthlessly bullied by [[HumansAreBastards everyone else]] (therefore, MightMakesRight). Of course, the definitions of "Right" and "Crapsack" in the above can technically mean whatever one wants them to mean.

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For a simple, archetypal example, let's assume that the idea to believe in is HumansAreGood[=/=]RousseauWasRight. In idealistic series, [[FriendToAllLivingthings [[FriendToAllLivingThings those who believed it]] got [[ThePowerOfFriendship lots of friends]] and a HappyEnding (therefore, RightMakesMight), while cynical series are {{Crapsack World}}s where [[WideEyedIdealist those who believed it]] got ruthlessly bullied by [[HumansAreBastards everyone else]] (therefore, MightMakesRight). Of course, the definitions of "Right" and "Crapsack" in the above can technically mean whatever one wants them to mean.
11th May '16 1:31:20 AM YasminPerry
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->The optimist sees a light at the end of the tunnel;''
->The realist sees ''two'' lights at the end of the tunnel,''
->and the engineer can see three idiots standing on the rails."''

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->The ->''The optimist sees a light at the end of the tunnel;''
->The ->''The realist sees ''two'' lights at the end of the tunnel,''
->and ->''and the engineer can see three idiots standing on the rails."''
11th May '16 1:31:06 AM YasminPerry
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->''"The pessimist sees a dark tunnel;
->The optimist sees a light at the end of the tunnel;
->The realist sees ''two'' lights at the end of the tunnel,

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->''"The pessimist sees a dark tunnel;
tunnel;''
->The optimist sees a light at the end of the tunnel;
tunnel;''
->The realist sees ''two'' lights at the end of the tunnel,tunnel,''
11th May '16 1:30:41 AM YasminPerry
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->'' "The pessimist sees a dark tunnel;

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->'' "The ->''"The pessimist sees a dark tunnel;



->and the engineer can see three idiots standing on the rails." ''

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->and the engineer can see three idiots standing on the rails." ''"''
11th May '16 1:30:32 AM YasminPerry
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->''"The pessimist sees a dark tunnel;

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->''"The ->'' "The pessimist sees a dark tunnel;



->and the engineer can see three idiots standing on the rails. "''

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->and the engineer can see three idiots standing on the rails. "''" ''
11th May '16 1:30:11 AM YasminPerry
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The optimist sees a light at the end of the tunnel;
The realist sees ''two'' lights at the end of the tunnel,
and the engineer can see three idiots standing on the rails. "''

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The ->The optimist sees a light at the end of the tunnel;
The ->The realist sees ''two'' lights at the end of the tunnel,
and ->and the engineer can see three idiots standing on the rails. "''
11th May '16 1:29:45 AM YasminPerry
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11th May '16 1:29:36 AM YasminPerry
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->''"The optimist sees a light at the end of the tunnel,''
->''the pessimist sees nothing but the dark of the tunnel,''
->''the realist sees a train at the end of the tunnel,''
->''and the machinist sees three idiots standing on the tracks."''

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->''"The pessimist sees a dark tunnel;
The
optimist sees a light at the end of the tunnel,''
->''the pessimist sees nothing but the dark of the tunnel,''
->''the
tunnel;
The
realist sees a train ''two'' lights at the end of the tunnel,''
->''and
tunnel,
and
the machinist sees engineer can see three idiots standing on the tracks.rails. "''
3rd Mar '16 5:06:05 AM NotoriouslySarcastic
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->''the realist sees a train entering the tunnel,''
->''the pessimist sees a train speeding at him, hell for leather,''
->''and the machinist sees three idiots sitting on the tracks."''

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->''the realist pessimist sees a train entering nothing but the dark of the tunnel,''
->''the pessimist realist sees a train speeding at him, hell for leather,''
the end of the tunnel,''
->''and the machinist sees three idiots sitting standing on the tracks."''
13th Aug '15 1:24:12 AM eroock
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The answer depends on where the series falls in the Sliding Scale Of Idealism Versus Cynicism.

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The answer depends on where the series falls in the Sliding Scale Of of Idealism Versus Cynicism.



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