Cynicism is not wisdom. It’s just the kind of feeling you have when you feel helpless in a shitty situation, or perhaps you just can’t be bothered enough to try and change it. “It’s not worth it,” you say. “Whatever we do, things will still be shitty.”
It’s ok that you feel that way. All of us feel helpless sometimes. Just let’s not feel superior when we see people who actually DO things and who PERSIST despite the obviously shitty situation.
Also, I believe that you are smart. It doesn’t mean that you are the only smart one in the room, though. Don’t feel too superior about it, because what use is smartness if not put to good use?