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I Am Becoming Increasingly Cynical

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 13, 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 Feb 27

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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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    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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    Isis27 Isis27 36-40 3 Responses Apr 7

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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...
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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 *******.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 30

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    i dont know what can i do ,i do every thing i know maybe help but seem dont work. i cant go for travel my uni is opened again i have to going tomorrow there i am not ok really...
    CassieJess CassieJess 22-25, F Apr 4

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    I will only add certain people.
    Herrington Herrington 16-17 Apr 8

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    I've gone through a lot of abuse over my weight from friends and doctors and I'm always told I'm to skinny and although I was once happy with my weight I'm being told that being...
    anniethe27th anniethe27th 16-17, F Apr 8

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    Gastroparesis Sucks!! I have been struggling with it since early high school and now it is at its worst!! So guess it makes being pro ana easier. anyone else have Gastroparesis?
    ShaeAnn13 ShaeAnn13 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I am totally horrified and disgusted with myself. I've had 841 calories today and I haven't even eaten dinner. Its because at lunch they were giving out free ice cream floats. I...
    Brimmless Brimmless 18-21, F Apr 10

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    I need to control my feelings and I can't stop my heart from loving but I'll try I need to be cold like I used to and I need to become the player again and that's what I will be I...
    CallMeFaye CallMeFaye 18-21, F Apr 11

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    More often than not it is the other way around, unfortunately.
    kingbrizo kingbrizo 18-21 Apr 11

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    Now I either have to go with the whole "I am going to be a hermit for my entire life" and go with the whole "What I meant to say is I love you but I never want to see you again...
    Redstrings Redstrings 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    i hate myself i am fat and obese monster. i need a ana buddy please someone help me be skinny i dont want to eat and hate myself anymore.
    RainbowVomit93 RainbowVomit93 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    Being around food is a mental battlefield. Every minute I'm home I'm battling myself on whether or not to eat the chocolate, the muffin, the strawberries, the orange... At school...
    Brimmless Brimmless 18-21, F Apr 15

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    I thought this would help.. all of you want this.. You want to be unhealthy.. I want help overcoming this.. obviously this was the wrong place. had to say it. And I feel disgusted...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 15

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    I was on sitting on the platform of a train station. The train had arrived. The people were boarding. I was reluctant to climb aboard. I wasn't ready to start the journey. I wasn't...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M Apr 19

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    Cute couples literally make me want to throw up now, I hate love
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F a week ago

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    Do you ever think you're over something and then it's like no, nope, still bitter. Going to live and die on this hill, this is my home now.
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    i listened to the heartbeat of life and then i was able to become the heartbeat of life.
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I haven't eaten for 3 days and I'm not even hungry...
    Jupiterfl04 Jupiterfl04 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was sitting on a fallen tree above a gently flowing stream. Trees, pine trees surrounded and enclosed and secluded the stream and me. I felt secure and at peace. A noise, a...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've lost 4 pounds over 2 days and I can't stop
    Jupiterfl04 Jupiterfl04 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    So grossed out at how many calories I just ate
    Need2bSkinny Need2bSkinny 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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