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Chris was cynical when he was younger, but he became idealistic when he grew up.
Subverted: Chris was cynical until he had an encouraging talk with his True Companions about this matter.
Double Subverted: But that only lasted a short time. Chris is as cynical as they come.
Parodied: 5-year-old Chris becomes a chain-smoking, gun-toting, evil mastermind the instant his 6th birthday rolls in.
Zig Zagged: Chris grew out of his idealism, but then found religion and regained faith in humanity, until his pastor mugged him for drug money, but his nurse at the hospital showed that people are still good, but...
Chris becomes cynical as he reaches adulthood. As a result, his cynicism has alienated his friends, family, and society as a whole. He becomes so depressed that the only thing he wishes for is that he dies so no one will be around to look down on him for his cynicism.
Chris's newly adopted cynical outlook on life has caused him to set his goals and expectations in life shockingly low, turning him lazy and apathetic. The idealists call him out on his ways, saying that he doesn't have any right to criticize them for their efforts while he sits around complaining about how the world sucks but not actively doing anything about it.
Chris's goals and expectations in life are pathetically low and he doesn't accomplish anything in life, causing him to resent his more idealistic peers' success. But naturally, this is society's fault.
Chris uses his cynicism for practical purposes to reach his goals, even if idealists will frown upon it.
But at the end of the day, Chris doesn't care what those "pious idealists" think of him, and that any chance of snapping him out of his cynicism will never work and may make him more cynical than ever.
I don't want to talk about all of that childish crap from the past! Just leave me alone and go back to the main page!