I thought it only fair to mention that all my writing is informed by these two isms.
You can read more of syncretism but with the adjective personal attached the concept is my own. The combined concepts, I think, describe what each of us does even if we do not know that we do. We take all the incompatible lessons of our experience and learning and mish mash them into a world view that is uniquely our own. From this comes the idea that all communications is illusion. So what am I wasting my time here for?
You can read more of Sybaris and elitism. Perhaps I don't give myself enough credit for my universalist tendencies. I do now that my first reaction is for the luxury the Sybarites and that a selected group whose abilities or training place them at the top of their field are the people whose views on a matter are to be taken most seriously. That is if I have the luxury and am the elite.