Virtues of Cynical Mind

This was a tag started by Bhai with Chai and I read it first on Nidhi’s Blog. This is not a proper tag and how it has been propagated is a different story. The idea was to relate it to incidents happened to you correlating these values, Bhai wanted to us to pick up one value, Nidhi didn’t specified to do so. So to make this post a bit of my kind I will skip the stories which just might sound like the MiracleNet televesion where they come up with sound like he is so humble etc etc.

I tried to think a lot and I remembered a lot of stories correlating to a lot of values have actually made me think of about them in a particular way. I will try to put in words what I think of these values which more or less define a moral scorecard of a person. The readers are cautioned that the post is produced by yours truly’s cynical self. So it represents the biased view of the world and is not meant to be taken too seriously.

1. Respect: is like short selling you have to spend before you can earn any.

2. Flexibility: is the argument to make you do things you didn’t wanted to in the first place.

3. Love: is like a Long Island Ice Tea; a very quick and elongated emotional high.

4. Trust: is the first step for getting betrayed

5. Confidence: is the thin rope lining for one to balance. Need just the right amount; over or under and you’re gone

6. Generosity: is the sentiment of the bullish markets where everyone feels they are rich.

7. Mercy: is the virtue which can be only possessed by the powerful

8. Obedience: Is the fear of crossing the line & the consequences of it.

9. Patience: glorified procrastination

10. Caring: is the feeling which makes you a child again.

11. Assertiveness: is a way to say no in a way that people like it.

12. Forgiveness: is the inability to take actions against.

13. Excellence: is a perennial tryst where the bar is always raised up and above.

14. Responsibility: is one which generally precedes the blame.

15. Orderliness: Monica Chandler Bing!!!!!

16. Justice: Capitalism

17. Enthusiasm: is a depreciating asset, enthusiasm for most part loses its value with time.

18. Honesty: or Truth is the bully we all pretend to like (From Shantaram)

19. Peace: George Bush & Laden locked in the same room

20. Creativity: is immeasurable and non comparable

21. Honor : Ability to stand up for own respect.

22. Humility: is the hot IPO which everyone wants to subscribe and sell it as soon as it lists. Only few buy & hold.

23. Reliability: is the ability to stand up for other’s expectation.

24. Detatchment: is moving on in life without being tied to possessions and peoples

25. Unity: is a virtue which surfaces in the tough times.

7 comments on “Virtues of Cynical Mind”

  1. Nidhi Reply

    Its all about putting in the creative ideas 🙂

    I moulded the TAG and you made few more changes and gave it a new look 🙂 This is interesting 🙂

    Whooops Whooops… Why do I see so much of sarcasm and negative attitude in some definitions 🙁 May be my observation is wrong but I genuinelly did find some definitions negative 🙁 specially 4th…

    10th is cho cute 🙂

    And your definition of Orderliness was the BEST 😀 Couldn’t stop laughing for quite some time 🙂

    Loved 19th 😉 and could visualize the peace you wanted us to visualize 😀

  2. Prats Reply

    @Nidhi: Got a bit cynical mentioned that. 4th has come from experience. Some close shaves been there felt that kinds.

    10th was straight out of the heart.

    Orderliness is my favorite too..If you come across someone more orderly you tell me 🙂 You remember the one with the Secret door?

    With so many blasts and what not occouring in all parts of India. I wish I just could communicate it what is the meaning of peace.

  3. Bhai with Chai Reply

    hey, am sorry am a little late.. checked the comment today only!

    you’ve done a good job with the so-called tag! 😉

    //Trust: is the first step for getting betrayed

    ouch! :/

    //Mercy: is the virtue which can be only possessed by the powerful


    //. Patience: glorified procrastination

    haha! 😀 goood one!

    //Assertiveness: is a way to say no in a way that people like it.

    wow…u’re goood!

    omg..forgiveness.. responsibility..
    everything that I read is totally wow..
    great ya!

    also.. I really really liked Shantaram.. you?

  4. Prats Reply

    @Bhai With Chai: Thanks. I actually think if there is no limit to trust it would always end in Betrayal.

    Ps. I loved Shantaram, Karla is still my favorite for her awesome one liners.

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