Let it be written that my dad never met a conspiracy theory he didn’t like.
Several years ago, I sat in a job interview. The interviewer had already covered the standard interview questions (strengths, weakness, etc.) when he asked me something I had never been asked before, “Who’s your hero?”
Without hesitation, I replied, “My dad.”
“Really?” He seemed legitimately surprised. “What did your dad do?”
Well now, that was an interesting question…
“Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us.”
– Stephen Colbert (yes, that Stephen Colbert)