“Well, I’ve had a very bad time, Nick, and I’m pretty cynical about everything.”

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter I) on Rap Genius

Meaning

You can’t blame Daisy for being a little down considering her husband is obviously cheating on her. She is just as negative as Tom who claims “civilization’s going to pieces”, but Daisy’s negativity is less misplaced.

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