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I Am Becoming Increasingly Cynical

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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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    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 think part of the reason

    for my increasing cynicism is because I want to blame the world rather than take responsibility for my own unhappiness. I want to tell myself that the higher education system is completely f***** and it f**** people over rather than admitting how deeply afraid I am a failure and...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 1 Response May 2, 2015

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

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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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    i dreamt of the last person i wanted to have a

    dream about. and it sucks cause he was there.. *sighs* why would i ever think that there'll be a happy ending..? i mean i don't really believe in it anymore ....
    KarasuEm KarasuEm 16-17, F Aug 27, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    Do you ever see people on here

    who say the dumbest of things (fastest message they can think of) because they want to be the first to reply to a pretty girl's story. I mean... it's not that they want to talk to her, it's lust, nothing more. It simply bothers me how shallow people truly are. I understand there...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 9

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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 3 Responses Feb 27, 2015

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    I looked up the definition,

    Cynical:Believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity.Pretty much i don't have the best views of people.It's sad but that is how i feel about people right now and view the world through cynicism.It's funny because in a way i...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 5

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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 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 46-50, F Sep 17, 2014

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    Presages haunt me. Redundant words vanish as they are uttered. I wonder if it is right for me to abstain myself from believing what seems to be gestures from others. Some say I'm...
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    She was my childhood best friend, she her sister, I didn't have much friends, but I always felt she's much different than other people, as kids she and her twin sister were...
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    Going through this slow process of separating myself from a cold marriage is very lonely. My wife, for years showed no effort at maintaining a relationship on a close personal...
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    I am 50 years old and have known since I was in my twenties that I had a problem with developing crushes and then becoming obsessed over men. I did this numerous times in my first...
    Bravesirrobyn Bravesirrobyn 46-50, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Hello! i'm here to get more knowledge about the sexuality about a "mommy domme" and a "daddy domme." I have done research about why people like to dominate other people and of why...
    BoyNeedsMommy45 BoyNeedsMommy45 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    I might be single forever. The older I get the more jaded and cynical I'm becoming. It's a combination of what I see in the real world, but also what I see here. The men I've...
    pinkcloudsandbrokenhearts pinkcloudsandbrokenhearts 26-30, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I hate calorie counting, it made me sick actually but I just can't stop. I feel like I will overeat and get fat. What should I do? :( I really hate this. I feel like with a half...
    Dreamingoflife01 Dreamingoflife01 18-21 1 day ago

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    I don't get this. In one point people say, restricting food is not good, not healthy. We should listen to our bodies and treat eat well. On the other hand, many people say we...
    Dreamingoflife01 Dreamingoflife01 18-21 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Well i think at least.. At least some health issue. So much trouble in my life is taking effect probably. No hunger feeling, no apetite, my favorite food is not that good anymore...
    LibriArte LibriArte 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I just wanna see the numbers go down
    colorfulrainbow19 colorfulrainbow19 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Having outgrown many things that were blocking my path and my vision, and having reached a place of personal dignity, I know there is no going back to "old ways" ... only the...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My grades dropped in the subjects I'm not interested in, my attention span is very limited. There are circles under my tired eyes, my pace is sluggish. I get it, I'm supposed to be...
    LikeICare13 LikeICare13 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    i am realistic and that means cynical in someone's book. take it as you want.
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm afraid of too much attaching to people. its not like I'm hating them or something.it just I hate ended up getting heart broken.I broke up so many times and each time it felt...
    felicia123angel felicia123angel 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Everybody calls me a cold hearted person. Some people even say I'm made of steel. I don't like it. I really don't know why do people feel that way although I try my best to be...
    FallingApart33 FallingApart33 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    If only I thought that you never cared for me once or ever wanted something with me, I guess thatd be better..like things were when it was just the start, always easier.
    nirvsemp nirvsemp 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I've never actually had a real relationship. no girlfriend or boyfriend nothing. I've done everything else but never committed. It freaks me out. I feel like I'm claustrophobic...
    artemicionmoon artemicionmoon 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am "5'7 and 135Ibs. I want to get down to 100Ibs. I need an ana buddy to help me. 
    izzzzzzzzzzzy izzzzzzzzzzzy 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm afraid, ok? I admit it, I'm afraid, Afraid of what you may ask? I don't know, Afraid of knowing, Afraid of having the chance to get hurt, That's why I never let people come...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm new and I just need someone who can help me stick to the plan. Its bard to resist the food but right after I feel guilty. Ana Buddy? 5'5 110lbs last time I check which was...
    XDeadxNxAliveX XDeadxNxAliveX 13-15, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Just starting out, need an Ana buddy.
    peachlove509 peachlove509 13-15, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    The cover image for this experience is offensive and inaccurate. Can someone, possibly staff, please change it? It does not represent this group at all.
    brandonflowers brandonflowers 16-17 1 Response a week ago

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    LORENZO DEBUNCKED .. In all the years I have ever chatted in social forums I have only ever once met someone. I gave in to her after a year and a half of frequent and intense...
    LozzyFromRome LozzyFromRome 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 6

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    I have been through a lot and I no longer have the energy to deal with these emotions. I have been in love with a guy who has been mean and cruel to me and which he claimed was...
    thecoldheartedqueen thecoldheartedqueen 18-21, F Feb 6

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