I’m a cynical person.
I see the worst in human kind because it is the worst of us that makes history. It is the worst of us that is emphasized in our society. Greed, violence, lust, cruelty, lies, hypocrisy, lawlessness, a certain aptness for self loathing or arrogance. Indeed, I am human. And indeed, I show some of these traits. But at least I acknowledge the truth. That we are all flawed. That we are all broken. That we have and will all do dreadful things in our lives.
Yes, I am cynical. But it feels rather more practical.