I was just a-sittin’ and a-thinkin’ the other night, and somehow I had a minor epiphany which I might express thusly:
Indiscriminate cynicism serves the powerful almost as much as unquestioning obedience.
It may be obvious to the rest of the world, but I wish this had occurred to me a decade or two ago. I have tended toward an absolute cynicism.
Upon further reflection I’m not sure I’ve captured the thought properly, or even if it’s true. But it makes a fine aphorism.