"You can't afford to be cynical. Cynicism is fashionable sometimes. You
see it all over our culture, all over TV; everybody likes just putting
stuff down and being cynical and being negative, and that shows somehow
that you're sophisticated and you're cool. You know what -- cynicism
didn’t put a man on the moon. Cynicism didn’t win women the right to
vote. Cynicism did not get a Civil Rights Act signed. Cynicism has
never won a war. Cynicism has never cured a disease. Cynicism has
never started a business. Cynicism has never fed a young mind."
President Obama, found via Horizons
, which has another must-read post
on the same theme.