Source: Lake Geneva Regional News

April 20, 2012 | 09:02 AM

It seems that you present as a cynic with your negative language. May I point out some observations on the term cynic?

"A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing" [Oscar Wilde Lady Windermere's Fan]

"The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man, and never fails to see a bad one" [H.W. Beecher Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit]

"cynic: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be" [Ambrose Bierce The Devil's Dictionary]

I can appreciate the comments and views of "Resident" because he or she addresses the issue with his or her point of view and does not initiate attacks on individuals that he or she has never even met. You do not fit that criteria.

The purpose for government is to benefit the community, this is why the community has an opportunity to influence the government's actions in a public forum. Perhaps you should have gathered your supporter and made a difference at the city meeting. That would have been an appropriate response to the situation.

I'd like to throw out a couple of other thoughts:

"Hating is like taking poison and expecting the other person to die," and one I've shared with countless middle schoolers, " If you think everyone else is the problem, heck, maybe it's you." Something to consider.

Retired Teacher
Lake Geneva