I talk a lot on here about asking questions and looking beyond the obvious, but there is a fine line between being in inquisitive skeptic and simply being a cynic.
Darren Hardy recently put out a video about this, and he defined the words this way:
A cynic distrusts most of the information they hear. They aren’t necessarily concerned with the truth, as they simply distrust everything.
A skeptic doesn’t trust everything immediately, but searches for the right answer. It’s derived from the Greek word “skeptikos”, which means “given to asking questions”.
Don’t trust everything you hear, but don’t just dismiss it either. Find the truth, and then share it widely.