Now, each one of these words is probably considered to be its own entity, but I would contend that what we have here is a descending process toward losing one’s faith.
Because somewhere along the line, joking about the need for change and beginning to just bad-mouth humanity because you’ve abandoned all passion for the race are two quite different things.
Maybe in my own simple way, I could clarify my meaning by giving you definitions for each of these steps in this decline:
- Tongue-in-cheek: humorously pointing out a contradiction in our philosophy which shows a need for change.
- Satire: comparing that little piece of hypocrisy to previous hypocrisies in a jocular way.
- Sarcasm: similar to satire, except accompanied by more of a sneer, a jeer or even a leer.
- Cynical: sharing an angry humor over the futility of human effort to achieve anything of quality, while portraying a nasty edge
- Jaded: a loss of love for fellow-humans, which also causes one to feel unloved.
When you live in the monkey cage, it is alright to joke about the odor or maybe even the over-dependence on bananas–as long as you freely admit that you are contributing to the stink, and certainly possess the same addiction to the fruit.
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