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I Am Becoming Increasingly Cynical

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Feb 27

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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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    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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    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 1 Response 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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    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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    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 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

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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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    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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    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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    QuietFreedom QuietFreedom 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 19

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