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I Am Becoming Increasingly Cynical

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    I have always been a bit cynical.

    ..I have always had issues with people not liking me because of my weight or whatever, so that's what started it, I think. Then as I have gotten older & more **** has happened in life...I have become even more cynical...I honestly didn't think that could happen. I will never...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2014

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    Brakes

    I've been reading these posts about becoming more cynical, not being able to trust, etc., and I'm also having my brake pads and rotors replaced on my car today. Unrelated? Perhaps not. 3 years ago, if you had asked anyone who knew me to describe me, I'm positive that, "happy...
    Vermirium Vermirium 51-55 1 Response Sep 23, 2013

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    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2014

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    When Did I Become So Cynical?

    I used to be an optimistic person.   I used to believe in the possibility of love, and "living happily ever after" with the "right" person.  Yesterday, I went to a wedding.  It was horrible.  I couldn't stop crying - right...
    Lizzy22 Lizzy22 36-40, F 7 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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    I Wish I Wasn't

    It would be awesome to sit here and tell you that life is not making me resentful, bitter even cynical. Yes sir indeed, it would be cool if that were true!
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 7, 2011

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    Is It Really Such a Bad Thing?

    I'm not sarcastic. The truth is just that ironic. Okay, so maybe I'm sarcastic. So what? I'm still an affectionate person and I still get along well with everyone. I don't have issues with authority figures or anything. My sense of humor just happens to be dry. It's the only...
    conceptual conceptual 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2008

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    Shush.

     i'm sure i used to be really trusting and gullable. now, all of a sudden i'm this grumpy-old-man-type cynic. i hate growing up.
    frankspencer frankspencer 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2009

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    Full Of Poop

    I used to be so trusting but I have been lied to so many times that I have to question even things that I believe could be true. Many times I don't trust myself and think that most people are full of poop these days.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 9 Responses Feb 25, 2011

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    Sad fact of life I'm afraid.

    The older you get the more cynical you become.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 13, 2014

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    Yea

    Yea, it seems like I get more more cynical by the day.  One time I went to my best friend "I have really turned into a cynical pessimist" his response was "you always have been."  True I've always been on the cynical side. But I have gotten worse...
    littleroo littleroo 26-30, F Oct 14, 2008

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    I Tried So Many Times

    I really did. I gave someone a chance again. I trusted again. I gave again. And I got slapped again. The only person I can trust is myself.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 30, 2011

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    So I'm ignoring a lot of notifications to post

    this right quick: I'm filling out a medical history form. I am pissed off about some of the questions. They want to know how many people I have slept with in my *lifetime.* Do I lie? Do I decline to answer, implying my guilt? I was very tempted to write, "None of your business...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 27

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    Oh, How Things Can Change

    I would definitely not call myself a cynic today. I've had too many beautiful things happen to me in my life to become jaded and hard.  It's turned out that some off those hurtful, embarrassing, horrifying experiences yielded gifts and opportunities and discoveries.  I've...
    mmmcookies mmmcookies 26-30 Sep 1, 2011

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    I know it's possible. My parents had an amazing loving romantic marriage. Then nine years after Dad passed away. Mom met her recent hubby here on EP. But I also believe it's...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F Mar 13

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    This is what my teacher wrote after I turned in a darker poem, "This is a deep poem and I can tell you worked really hard on it. These cynical views of the world make for good...
    wolfgirl202 wolfgirl202 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    It's official, l'm becoming like my mom. That is I cannot leave a dirty room uncleaned. the only way to make myself feel good is by cleaning up.
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    This is only a recent development... Probably within the last 2 years. I'm not fully there yet, but I must say that embracing myself for who I am and becoming OK with what I look...
    EPHeidi EPHeidi 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    I'm starting to care less about people, which is terrifying because that's all I used to do. I was always the caring and listening one. I would always be there for other people no...
    Twon Twon 22-25 1 Response Mar 19

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    You wanna become anorexic? Seems silly when you've had it for 16 years and millions of dollars have been spent on all 19 of your treatments. Moronic pro Ana *******.
    SouthernAndSweet SouthernAndSweet 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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    You want the last bite but if you force yourself to eat it you most certainly will yak But since it smelled, looked, tasted so good you eat it anyway Then as the pressure mounts in...
    BLOWingTides BLOWingTides 22-25, F Mar 16

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    The voice in my head, It wont leave me alone. I need advise.
    cleocat1234 cleocat1234 13-15, F Mar 2

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    I want to eat but if j do I'll be disappointed in myself. All I've eaten today is a tiny orange and there is almond butter and banana chips(unsweetened,) from earthfare in my book...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 6

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    Protein shakes might just get me through this thing
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F Mar 6

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    I think it's time to find a new job. I love what I do now and I wish I could stay but he's screwing me over. I'll find a new position, keep doing my current job until a couple days...
    LifeIsBeatingMe LifeIsBeatingMe 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    With no one to Love you, to Help you, to Care for you.....WHEN you can No Longer do these things Alone.
    desireindisguise desireindisguise 56-60 Mar 9

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    I push everyone away.........
    IsoLonely IsoLonely 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 10

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    I hate my thighs soooo much!!!
    SamSkinny SamSkinny 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    This all started when i was 12 back in 2013. I had a really skinny friend and she used to always brag about her body, but she wasnt that pretty. I stopped hanging out with her...
    samisol12 samisol12 26-30, F Mar 16

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    I need a pro ana chat/email/texting buddy. I need someone to call a friend, that is going through what I am. that will push me and keep me on track. I am 21 almost 22, 5'2 and my...
    ShaeAnn13 ShaeAnn13 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I'm looking for someone to help me loose weight like asap, anyone??
    Unicornpeasant Unicornpeasant 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    I just want to say to all these 'pro ana' girls that what your doing is ridiculous...you wouldnt be pro cancer or pro heart disease....so why on EARTH would you be pro ana? As...
    GeorgiaAlicee GeorgiaAlicee 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    My empowering meditational experience, a scene arising from the stillness: I stand holding my inner child in my arms, in a warm, firm embrace. We both look in the same direction...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    The last few months i've been swallowing and slobbering my way to obesity. Every day, without fail i've visited the shop underneath my flat, purchased caked, biscuits, pizzas, ice...
    TentacleTherapists TentacleTherapists 18-21, M Mar 20

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    I have many muslim friends who are very nice people and its kinda irritating to see people judging a whole religion just because of some horrible people. as a christian i think...
    gtavice gtavice 18-21, M 8 Responses Mar 20

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    I'm beginning to live as female day to day and couldn't be happier. :)
    Kimmandra6918 Kimmandra6918 18-21, T 8 Responses Mar 20

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    I know a few people who's birthday's are in March and April. Today is one of my childhood friend's birthday. She wanted to gather a few of her closest friends and go to an event...
    Stickwithmebaby Stickwithmebaby 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    i dont know if it is misogynistic feeling or what, but i dont feel good seeing girls or women, or do i want to weep or feel depressed? but that surely isn't a good feeling, I feel...
    tytydf45 tytydf45 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    Why Interacting with a Woman Can Leave Men "Cognitively Impaired" (an Article i read on internet). In one experiment, just telling a man he would be observed by a female was...
    tytydf45 tytydf45 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I need someone to bully me it is the only tging that helps (also tips) 😜
    midnightstarIxx midnightstarIxx 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Over the last few weeks I have been unable to sleep to the point now I'll be happy if I can get one hour of sleep each night. I have been experiencing pain in my upper right side...
    insomniacc insomniacc 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    5 March, 2015 On Wednesday night Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson took to Facebook to apologise for his comments earlier in the day about homosexuality being a "choice...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    Perhaps I'm too easy going sometimes. I like to go with the flow and let things develop with some natural fluidity. However I am becoming increasingly aware that some people find...
    Superficialsaint Superficialsaint 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    It was a dreadful night that I hope I don't have to relive ever again. My boyfriend and I were at each others throats, testing each others limits and becoming increasingly agitated...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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