Pity the crank. The nay sayer. The lone member of the opposition in all things.
Or rather don’t.
Pity doesn’t work. I tried. A cynic will try to entangle you in his nets, and drag you down saying, “See? I told you so.”
Remember the words of Oscar Wilde: “A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.”
Follow the wisdom of George Carlin who said, “Scratch any cynic and you will find a disappointed idealist.”
I urge you, don’t be tempted to aid a cynic. He’ll turn you into a symbol of the success of his own failure, or the failure of success itself.