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I Am Becoming Increasingly Cynical

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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 46-50 1 Response Sep 23, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm cynical about people and relationships. I used to be a big guy and most girls wouldn't give me the time of day, just as a friend. I could tell by the way people spoke to me...
    AmWolf AmWolf 26-30, M Mar 24

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    I can sense negativity in the things i say. It may come across as rude, and i notice almost immediately, but i am too awkward and anxious to smoothly correct the statement, i just...
    theMETAmonologue theMETAmonologue 18-21, F Mar 20

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    I am afraid of becoming an alcoholic. Its a main reason why I try not to drink so much. When I lost my daughter, I did not handle it the best way. Instead of turning to my friends...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F Mar 21

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    I fear becoming an alcoholic. Not because so drink excessively. Or have a high dependency on it. It's because of her. She's an alcoholic. And you know what they say "Like Mother...
    Frantastic96 Frantastic96 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I drink, often alone, mainly just to calm down my nerves. And I love that feeling. Drinking gets me calm, worrying about less. Can't seem to relax totally and properly without it...
    dysfori dysfori 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    I have found myself becoming more and more "Anti-Semitic" the more I am exposed to Jewish people. If you had met me a few years ago, as a bleeding heart multicultural type, you...
    confusedcompassion confusedcompassion 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    No one's going to want to be with me anyway once they know how I feel about relationships...
    IcyDragon IcyDragon 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    What's the point anyway? People just get hurt. Besides, most likely, the relationship won't last. I don't get why people even bother. Even the long term relationships fail. Another...
    IcyDragon IcyDragon 16-17, F Apr 6

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    Continued reinforcement has made sure the cynicism holds fast.
    LadyBronte LadyBronte 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I might come out as confident to a lot of people, thy just think I have the balls, and got my guts out of nowhere. Actually it took me a while to get where I am now. Accepting who...
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    Any spells to become a werewolf?
    Brookiecookie2000 Brookiecookie2000 13-15, F Mar 25

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    I defiantly know I'm bisexual but i think that i might be wanting a girl more because when i ha a boyfriend he always wanted to kiss which we did a lot but when we did i felt...
    otakugamerwolf otakugamerwolf 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    im a foodie.i luv eatin all tim especilly non-veg.during skool days eatin it ws ok as i used to walk and run and all.but nw (i luv eatin fried items) everyone is tellin im gettin...
    thangamann489 thangamann489 13-15 Mar 30

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    I can't sleep at night. I have resorted to drugs. I have tried zzz quil, benadryl, flu medicines and finally settled on Tylenol PM which makes me ridiculously groggy the next day...
    shoxic shoxic 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I am down to one meal per day. I dont feel like im doing it on purpose but at the same time i am.
    Clair18 Clair18 18-21, F Apr 2

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    Studying mental health this year, then going on to get my bachelor in psychology.
    H12344 H12344 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Organs turning black. My heart is pumping ash. There's a burning cauldron in my mind in which the blood must pass. Passed the racing thoughts. Next to the violent scenes. Skipping...
    SylenaEverlasting SylenaEverlasting 13-15, F Apr 5

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    After the attacks on 9/11/2001, I remember hearing stories about Muslim people who have been in America for most of or all of their lives being attacked for no reason at all. Their...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I enjoy that warm feeling you get, and the fact that it helps numb your senses. I've got problems with depression, so alcohol helps me numb the pain. I suppose it's a good thing I...
    JHomesick JHomesick 18-21, M Apr 8

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    I used to compare myself against the benchmarks of others, and the expectations of society (i.e., salary, material possessions, title/position, etc.) but the older I get, the more...
    shoehorny shoehorny 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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    My coach, part 2. And the feeling may actually be mutual. Before I was going mostly on speculation and body language. But now he is starting to act on my gestures. Last Sunday...
    saturnsdaughter saturnsdaughter 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I really am. And when you're a member of support communities such as this one, it's hard to avoid falling into hypocrisy. The particular trait I'm referring to is giving an advice...
    HappyandSad20 HappyandSad20 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    It's better to forgive through the tears, breathe, be still, take many small steps, and give - even if I may be getting nothing back.
    jenga1 jenga1 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I'm keeping my circle best-friends only now. And these best friends are people that I've spoken to for a couple of months, people I can talk to for lolz and serious topics. People...
    GeekyLittleThing GeekyLittleThing 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I never really warmed to the idea of being behind the wheel of a car. My parents still offer to pay for driving lessons and the theory test and for the first time, I felt I should...
    Dominc1 Dominc1 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    Well a little... You see in the uk we can be superstitious about magpies, there is a rhyme that accompanies it... When going through a particularly bad time in my life I just...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 1

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    Beauty and feminine attractiveness has traditionally been ascribed to women. But there is a push towards a whole new way of seeing men and boys. There are more and more women who...
    CdKimmi CdKimmi 61-65, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    Video game video game titles tend to be enslaving in addition to remarkably getting, even so, you may want some knowledge to become able to participate in with no obtaining...
    bnsshop13 bnsshop13 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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    Although, like communism, which is so good in theory, but horrid in practice, Transcendentalism seems to be an impossible dream. Society corrupts people through a lowest common...
    oakenbras oakenbras 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I am a 29 year old mother of two who is married to a man who has been self destructing for almost the entire last decade. When we met we were only 19 & I was too naive to see how...
    yogibird85 yogibird85 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I like Oban very much, having visited several times and not once failing to visit my favourite watering hole, "The Tartan Tavern" on the main street. It is narrowly fronted on the...
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    This Friday, when we have our night together I think we need to talk thru some kind of concrete plan. The man I love is struggling badly with what we are and what we are not. I...
    gigglelicious gigglelicious 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    So. . . I was about to go to the place where I was supposed to go that day. I rode a bus--an ordinary bus (open windows). Fortunately, there were only a few passengers. I occupied...
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    Right now my Dream shifts are becoming more realistic. My cousin is not truly a Wolf Therian like me. He just.. Pretends to be. As I, can see myself in wolf form. Waking up...
    LyraWingedWolf LyraWingedWolf 13-15, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    A Hopeless Romantic That's All I'll Ever Be From A Mid-Day Picnic To Long Walks On The Beach I Want The Endless Cuddles The Head On My Chest Breathtaking Moments The Love That...
    taleijahrae taleijahrae 18-21, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    If there is one thing I hate, it's the fact that I can blush at the drop of a hat. I'm not talking about 'cute' blushing that only lasts a few seconds or so. When I blush, I flush...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 22-25, F 13 hrs ago

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    I hate my mother because she's always messing up my life. I'm not saying this in an angsty teenage way, I'm saying the truth and it's not just my life she's messed up. We're a...
    ChocolateCoveredKFC ChocolateCoveredKFC 13-15, F 11 hrs ago

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