Anyway, rather than have me blather on about it, here's the link: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/finding-your-voice/201112/conan-obrien-and-the-perils-cynicism
And a quote from the article:
"Cynicism is a mindset, and—like happiness—it's generally not specifically situational. I've worked with many wealthy, famous people riddled with cynicism, as well as foster kids in the Bronx who inspire me with their determination to suck the marrow out of life.
The perception of opportunity is just that, a perception. The reality of our human condition—wherever we come from—is largely the result of the choices we make every day, and in every moment."