I quite like cynicism, heres an excert of a post I came across here by the legionnaire - a religous studies post grad I met on a Youth Union camp.
Our music is disposable; we have no legendary stars. Our counter culture is over-the-counter culture, sold to us. Our activism makes little or no difference. Our environment continues to sicken, poverty is still getting worse. Here in New Zealand, being at University isn't usually about learning for the sake of learning, it's about starting a career, getting a job, making an investment for our future. I have half-baked theories that I can barely summon up the motivation to share with like-minded people at sit-around-and-bitch activist meetings. Even typing this up is an effort.