Hooray Sincerity!

Thank you, Stephen Colbert, for endorcing sincerity. (The bit about the Lincoln-Douglas drinking game wasn't bad, either).

Now will saying “yes” get you in trouble at times? Will saying “yes” lead you to doing some foolish things? Yes it will. But don’t be afraid to be a fool. Remember, you cannot be both young and wise. Young people who pretend to be wise to the ways of the world are mostly just cynics. 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. Cynics always say no. But saying “yes” begins things. Saying “yes” is how things grow. Saying “yes” leads to knowledge. “Yes” is for young people. So for as long as you have the strength to, say “yes.”
From the current king of straight-faced sarcasm, that means a lot. A great piece all around.


kateherself said...

Hey there- I don't know if you remember me from livejournal- kateherself.

I found you here via your last.fm page.

Just thought I'd say "hello".

I love this quote. I'm gonna repost it.

zoembie said...

Hey girl, I remember you. I just got tired of the lj scene, but I think of you from time to time. I hope you're doing great!