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I Am Becoming Increasingly Cynical

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 154 People

    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 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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    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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    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 21 hrs ago

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

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    my teacher literally called me cynical to my class ._. so cynical people who want to join me in cynicalism that'd be coo
    thegroundisup thegroundisup 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    I am cynical, but I have not yet given up hope. What do I mean then when I say that I am cynical? It means that I have hope that things will get better.., but don't expect them to...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I feel like I'm too fat or not good enough and my face is just full of chubbiness as I laugh and my thighs are just not skinny enough.. These thoughts started ever since the week...
    RadxButxSad RadxButxSad 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    Cynics are only happy in making the world as barren to others as they have made it for themselves.
    MarimbaJake MarimbaJake 18-21, M Feb 13

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    So, we love, we hate, we feel strong emotions. Emotions so strong that we cry when we lose a loved one, a family member, a child so near and dear.. Here's the thing, we're...
    Robg224 Robg224 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    Geez there's some messed up people on here, cutbacks in the Mental Health institutions?
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    It all started when I was out on medication for anxiety and depression. Those pills made me really sick to the point where I ate so little and was losing weight fast. It was that...
    allidoisread allidoisread 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    Everything will be better when im thin. People will notice me and stare at how gorgeous I've become. Ill finally be able to wear everything mannequins wear and look amazing in...
    justanotherfallenangel justanotherfallenangel 16-17, F Feb 3

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    I have been called fat by my family since I was young ... I have struggled with my weight since I can remember.
    SParedes627 SParedes627 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I need help. I suffered from anorexia before. And I beat it. But I realized that I'd rather be anorexic. It's worth it. I was hoping someone could give me help with me motivation...
    Lynnboatright Lynnboatright 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    i feel fat, i wish i could lose some weight, i weigh in at 120 pounds and i am 5' 4" my friends tell me that i am skinny, and a couple of people have asked if i am anorexic. i lie...
    LegolasLover159 LegolasLover159 13-15, F Feb 4

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    I recenlty finished a book called Wintergirls by Laurie halse Anderson, and I just felt really fat after reading it. But I love it!
    XxDyingSoulxX XxDyingSoulxX 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 6

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    Yup. Enough said.......I'm out
    Randomdays Randomdays 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I am a girl in the US that is bisexual. I'm leaning toward girls, and I am really curious as to being with one. I am hoping to find someone, but I would need to get to know her...
    elegantpoison elegantpoison 13-15, F Feb 9

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    Bc I'm tired of letting people take advantage of me.
    pizzaislyfe pizzaislyfe 13-15, M 9 Responses Feb 10

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    cuz most the ppl I luvd threw me to the dogs.
    xxcpxx72 xxcpxx72 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    No one actually replies to questions or comments on experiences or helps each other out on here anymore ... COME ON GUYS are you all alive on here? Let's talk and help each other...
    lindastars42 lindastars42 18-21, F Feb 10

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    When I was in middle school and constantly being bullied for being fat I did the only thing I could. I skipped meals, and eventually wasnt consuming anything but water and the...
    Phoenix3439 Phoenix3439 18-21, F Feb 12

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    I always said that I would never be this type of person... what am I doing... it's like I have no control over my self anymore. I use to give myself the best advice but now.... I...
    mypawshaveprints mypawshaveprints 18-21, F Feb 15

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    I want to loose a lot of weight. I am 5 ft 3 in. And weigh 117.8. I do not allow myself to eat over 1,200 calories a day. I have been on this diet for 4 weeks today. And have lost...
    angiles angiles 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    I am 5,3 and 165 pounds. I know I'm fat. And I'm trying to go anorexic and it's really hard. I won't allow myself to eat over 500 calories a day. I've been trying to do this for...
    Chick1301 Chick1301 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 17

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    I was 5'1 135 pounds I dropped at my lowest 90 I know that doesn't sound like a ton but believe me it got easier soon I was thinking about calories and fat 24/7 I know a few tips...
    Annmarierosewood Annmarierosewood 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I look in the mirror and I can see it the hugeness. and i hate the feeling when I lean forward and I feel my tummy pushing out and I can grab my fat and everyone says I'm thin but...
    thebladeisbae0718 thebladeisbae0718 13-15, F Feb 18

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    i am trying soo hard to not eat but i dont want my friends and family to notice.my weight keeps on rising and dropping. i weigh 173 pounds and im 5'2. im soooooooo fat :(
    2Kawaii4u 2Kawaii4u 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I am fat fat fat. I eat 300-700 calories a day and burn 100-1000 calories a day. I am a vegan, I'm 15, 5'5", and if anyone is pro-ana and would like to help me lose weight, please...
    drugsandscales drugsandscales 13-15, T 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I'm starting a new workout plan and I'm gonna stick with 300 or less calories for a day. coffee with no sugar just cream and cinnamon for breakfast. nothing for lunch and a small...
    thebladeisbae0718 thebladeisbae0718 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    I 💗 Ana songs please comment some good ones! They help motivate Dying: not a fan of screaming songs like mother anorexia
    Annmarierosewood Annmarierosewood 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I really need an ana buddy to help me lose about 25 pounds if interested please, please, please message me
    piratepixie piratepixie 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It is my deepest desire to forget all else and kiss laugh and dance with the man and I love I'm so sure he will come to call for me. I'm ready to focus on the present and enjoy...
    LastofmyPeople LastofmyPeople 31-35, F a week ago

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    I'm 5'3 and weigh 118. I have counted calories like crazy for over a month now and have lost 5 pounds! Why am I not losing any more? Please tell me how I can get this weight off...
    angiles angiles 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I started getting nude as a teenager from the shower to the bedroom and not get dressed until I have to or when my folks wasn't home. Haven't done it much as I got older but when I...
    southernLAnudist southernLAnudist 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Does anyone hate the weekends? its like all the food is screaming at you when you're sitting on the couch. you can't go in the kitchen to get water without all the sodas staring at...
    thebladeisbae0718 thebladeisbae0718 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Do you ever feel like throwing up at the smell of food?
    thebladeisbae0718 thebladeisbae0718 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I skip breakfast and lunch and eat a small portion of dinner (because of my parents). I drink a liter and a half of water daily. Sometime I'll drink fruit water and give my friends...
    CurvyBones17 CurvyBones17 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago