I Am Cynical

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    It seems about half the time I give the benefit of the doubt. Depends on the situation, who is involved and if I have any past experiences (good OR bad) with what is going on.  I certainly am no fool and its hard to pull the wool over my eyes BUT if I want something bad enough...
    NiftySox NiftySox
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 21, 2011

    im pretty cynical about everything

    and nothing will change that.
    futakuchionna futakuchionna
    2 Responses Jun 29, 2014

    I'll Take That As A Compliment.

    Original Cynicism was a Greek school of philosophers that believed one should live a life of virtue and in agreement with nature. For Cynics, this meant rejecting many, if not all, conventional desires for wealth and fame and living a more simple life, free from material...
    MFriday MFriday
    Mar 4, 2013

    Lyrics..I just..okay

    so I try to restrict myself to music that has no lyrics in it. I feel like true musical expression should be expressed through the music. Wouldn't that make sense? In my mind, I've separated music and lyrics. Okay, so imagine a painting: something from Picasso's blue period...
    MarimbaJake MarimbaJake
    18-21, M
    Dec 22, 2014

    A Candle Among A Room Of Shadows

    I believe that one becomes an optimist or pessimist, romantic or individual, a lover or a hater based on a combination of life circumstances and the types of people present in one's life. To see this, take a visit to an hospital and talk to patients with the same types of...
    jayjangle jayjangle
    Dec 5, 2012

    Ehhhh the cynicism is coming back to me,

    all that dislike for human beings and just the disgust for culture today; I thought I was over that, but I guess I was hiding my emotions better than I thought.
    JadedArchangel JadedArchangel
    Nov 12, 2015

    I Just Am...don't Ask Me Why

    I think it's something that I've learned to be in my life based on how I've been treated.  My heart has always told me to trust and to believe without question, and I still have tendencies toward that; however, my brain tells me AT ONCE to be cynical and careful and...
    trixi trixi
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2008
    EvilCandy EvilCandy
    18-21, F
    Oct 2, 2015

    And I'm cool with it.

    It's not something to mourn over, it just means I'm more careful. I have plenty of people to talk to that I get along with, but I think of them more as associates than friends. I'm not nearly close enough with anyone to trust them with anything more than a casual chat, or just...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 8, 2016

    Why I'm Cynical.

    I can't even spell it. But oh well. Eh the reason I am cynical is because when I was 7 years old I got kicked up the backside by a small thing called reality. =P Sucks right? I find it fun though. My teacher complained "your views on love are...
    vampes vampes
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2008

    i am realistic and that means cynical in

    someone's book. take it as you want.
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 10, 2016

    There's always those optimistic people saying,

    "Think positively! Not everything in the world is bad!" Well, not everything in the world is good, either.
    MisunderstoodGirl69 MisunderstoodGirl69
    16-17, F
    1 Response May 17, 2015


    Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me, either. Just leave me alone......
    MegJgeM MegJgeM
    36-40, F
    9 Responses Jul 30, 2009

    Cynicism And Sarcasm

    Cynicism and sarcasm - let's see. It sounds stupid to say they go 'hand in hand', this isn't a walk in the park. But they.... go together. Can't seem to separate one from the other. And so I am. Cynical and sarcastic. Most of the time, I don't express my cynical sarcastic...
    Lifeisacaveat Lifeisacaveat
    56-60, M
    Aug 4, 2013

    How Could I Not Be?

    I honestly don't know how anyone could go through life with all it's dealings with other human beings and not become cynical. I have played the fool nearly every single time I have attempted to adopt a more relaxed, trusting outlook in a situation. Human nature seems to be mired...
    ForgottenMuse ForgottenMuse
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Nov 30, 2011

    Others Label Me

    Others would call me a cynical person. I like to call myself a realist. It's really just a matter of looking at history and how things have progressed. Cynicism is realism.
    Rorschach77 Rorschach77
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Mar 13, 2013

    It Comforts Me

    I think I was born cynical.  If you have always doubted the sincerity of human motives, you aren't disappointed when they prove you right.  
    Deberley Deberley
    56-60, F
    4 Responses Jan 7, 2008

    Unusually So For My Age

    I've been told that I can be "rather cynical for my age" by a few people. Mainly my mom or other people I'm close to. I've always been this way. I'm not really sure why. I'd like to say I've gotten better. Or at least know when I'm doing it and can say to myself, "I need to...
    chococat159 chococat159
    1 Response Jan 13, 2013

    I feel inferior to the successful ones

    but one day I will become so great that no more darkness shall touch me. I question myself right now as 12 year olds are already grasping that sense of success. I need to be the most special in the room, the one in magazines, enough of this humble ****, people deserve to see the...
    SpiritualStoner SpiritualStoner
    18-21, M
    1 Response May 4, 2015

    When we are born we are naked,

    wet, hungry, and we get smacked on our arse. From there on in, life gets worse. And I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
    Tedermaan Tedermaan
    31-35, M
    Feb 20, 2014

    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. Not in the least. Many people look down upon us cynics. They call us defeatists. But I don't think so. I am not defeated. I am...
    Lullacus Lullacus
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 23, 2015

    ..or can be. I also want to believe

    that most people are good, but I see the reality of things and somehow I can't imagine my fairy tale happily ever after ever happening. I do believe in people, I really do, but it takes time for me to really trust anybody. And once you do earn my trust, I will be the most loyal...
    JohGrace JohGrace
    26-30, F
    May 4, 2014

    At Times

    I try very hard to not be cynical but some times it's a real struggle. I always like to assume that people are basically good. However, when someone hurts or uses me I find it kind of hard to maintain that assumption. I think that it's human nature to try and protect yourself any...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise
    41-45, T
    1 Response Sep 15, 2013

    I wouldn't want to be a Muslim in France right

    now. Knowing how people are, I image there will be at least a few beatings and "revenge" killings. Human nature is invariably vengeful, tribalistic and violent.
    HellGeist HellGeist
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Nov 16, 2015

    Be a Child, Why Don't You?

    I don't normally advertise this around since not everybody can handle cynicism, expecially not my nice, fellow countrymen of Indonesian. Being a teacher also helps purging me of this trait seeing as I relate cynicism closely to being judgmental and the last thing I ...
    june1999 june1999
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jul 8, 2009

    I cannot escape it, it seems.

    When people around me began to say they would do things they later would abandon, I became skilled in knowing whether or not someone would do whatever it is they said they would. Following that, I began to acknowledge other behaviors: what they must like, how they must behave...
    TheAlbinoGirl TheAlbinoGirl
    18-21, F
    Oct 16, 2014

    And Arrogant!

    The air around me becomes stale. I have no choice but to listen to her voice through my memory. It breaks my heart to hear the melody of a laugh of a woman I never met. She haunts my night with visions of her hands covering my eyes so that I won't see the truth. My ears with her...
    queer4clockwork queer4clockwork
    Nov 17, 2011

    Self-monitoring Through Cynicism

    The first place the cynical eye should look is within. The most valuable contribution that cynicism can make is teaching us about our own fallibility. I distrust myself. I question my motivations. Human emotions being what they are, it's hard to perfectly align one's behavior...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 5, 2009
    Patrikios Patrikios
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Aug 27, 2014

    I hate people who take everything g I say to

    the max. just because I say something in general doesn't mean I'm relating to you personally.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 19, 2015

    This is what my teacher wrote

    after I turned in a darker poem, "This is a deep poem and I can tell you worked really hard on it. These cynical views of the world make for good poetry, but they aren't healthy. If you need to talk, I'm here." Then she made me an appointment with a guidance counselor. That'll...
    wolfgirl202 wolfgirl202
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2015

    I've Learned

    ….that there is a reason 40-somethings should not hang out with 20-somethings. ….that human beings have a never-ending capacity for self-denial. ….not many people will admit they’ve made a mistake. ….some people are just nasty. Plain and simple. Nothing caused it and...
    arminell arminell
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jan 2, 2012

    So my best friend tells me she's pregnant today.

    And not like...we meet for coffee she tells me the news. She calls me...she lives in England...I moved to Canada. So she makes a phone call to Canada....which is expensive...so it means a lot to her to tell me her news and she says in a very excited voice 'We are having a baby...
    Lostmk Lostmk
    22-25, F
    Dec 28, 2013

    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, 2015

    And People Dont Like It

    My teacher once asked me on why I was being cynical on almost all topics that we discussed in class...jokingly, of course...and i could not think of a reason why! is it one's harsh life that makes one become cynical? or do people enjoy being cynical because it can be funny...
    madamoiselle madamoiselle
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 2, 2008

    For Starters...

    If I were any more cynical, any more sarcastic and any more resistant to everything ever... I would basically be a dead, old man. Everything is stupid. It's all been done. It's getting worse. The pain in my back is KARMA. I hate everyone's faces. I hate everything on television...
    TheKamikazeKid TheKamikazeKid
    26-30, F
    Sep 29, 2013

    Cynicism is the reason I'm not involved in

    inappropriate social behaviors that everyone seems to be into now. I've been to prom before, and all I can think when I see a couple slow dancing is "that guy just wants to get laid" or "I bet she thinks he has a lot of money". Now everywhere I look there are vulgarities being...
    MarimbaJake MarimbaJake
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 7, 2014
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