"A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal." -Oscar Wilde
Okay, I'll admit it: I am an earnest person. I know it is highly uncool and rare these days, but I am sincere, if not all of the time, at least most. Being earnest, sincere, is surely the last taboo.
What I like about it, though, it has a shock effect these days and is often disarming, producing not the expected response: irony, sarcasm, even cruelty, but a dash of high-risk sincerity in return, sometimes nicely spiked with humour.
So tell me, why is sincerity taboo?
Why is accusing a person of being earnest the biggest diss?
Enlighten me. Sincerely.