The difference between a realist and a cynic is in the audience. If the audience accepts the world as it is, you are a realist. If the audience still holds some vain hope for an ideal world, you are a cynic.
PHB: Smile! Be Cheerful! Work smarter, not harder! But harder, too! Add value! Or your job will be outsourced to (a) China (b) India (c) Philippines, where they work harder, work cheaper, are more cheerful, OR ELSE!!!!!!