I have a love-hate relationship with the cynics. You know, those people who know, and have a lot of disdain for those who seem to believe that something different might be true. I feel like when I arrived in Paris at 9 years old, I was plunged into a sea of people like that.
To this day, it is quite typical to find that scientists and radically rational thinking people, in the face of people bringing forth new discoveries that deconstruct every foundation they have been taught to build upon, tend to react with behaviors of cynicism, systematically ridiculing those controversial people.
It's very unnerving to the part of me who often feels like a target to these people and who feels like she's unjustly put in a freak box. And it's also gives a wonderful feeling of being at home to the part of me who prides herself in being a True Thinker. Lol.
Anyone who is slightly interested in psychology would understand that whenever someone ridicules another person, it is because that someone actually thinks extremely poorly of oneself, without necessarily knowing it, and is desperately trying to defend oneself against a potential threat by crushing it. A threat to what? To the official intelligence that has been protecting and hiding their unconscious sense of worthlessness in the shadows all this time.
It's okay to read that again.