Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Trustful people are the pure at heart, as they are moved by the zeal of their own trustworthiness.
A positive person discusses possibilities. A negative person discusses problems. A cynic is oblivious to positivity and negativity.
It all depends on what people you're talking about helping. That's the wonderful think about just about every religion on the planet - they're all so incredibly selfish.
The doctor's wife wasn't a bad woman. She was sufficiently convinced of her own importance to believe that God actually did watch everything she did and listen to everything she said, and she was too taken up with rooting out the pride she was prone to feeling in her own holiness to notice any other failings she might have had. She was a do-gooder, which means that all the ill she did, she did without realizing it.
Cynic, n: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.
I vehemently deny that I was born a cynic and a pessimist.