'What's the point of leaving the house on election day,' they say, 'the whole system is rigged!' Convenient, considering you didn't feel like leaving the house anyway. 'What's the point of giving money to the homeless? They'll probably just spend it on crack!' Convenient, considering it also lets you keep the money. 'Why bother starting a business, I'll just get crushed by the corporate giants!' Convenient, in that it also saves you a few decades of 16-hour work days and three ulcers. 'Why try to make friends, all of the people my age are shallow, brainless jerks!' Convenient, in that this lets you just stay home and watch a Breaking Bad marathon instead, which just happens to be what you wanted to do anyway.
This is why I’ve grown to find cynicism so frustrating — cynicism doesn’t cause inaction. The desire for inaction causes cynicism. And so you fight to defend your cynicism tooth and nail.