Deconstruct! Scrutinize! Doubt! Cynical People recognize that life is full of difficulties and awfulness, but see the potential to do better. Cynical People refuse comfortable lies and embrace sincere criticisms in order to improve. Cynical People accept the end will happen eventually... So let's just make the most of now. The modern world is filled with horror and misery. There is room to do better — if we are willing to believe that. The journey might be difficult. And it might be awful.
But that which does not kill us, makes us stronger.
Or more cynical.
But, whichever sounds better to you.