A Cycle

I've had this type of mentality for a while. Dont expect much and you wont be dissapointed, and when you actually do recieve its all the more sweeter. I realize its not the best mentality to live by but it protects me from being hurt anymore than I have to be. I've been dissapointed by so many people in my life that I don't expect much of anything from the people around me. I guess you can say I dont trust anyone and the truth is that I'm afraid to.
Lonneke Lonneke
22-25, F
3 Responses Apr 27, 2007

You know, I think I do that a little bit by default. I'm not exactly a cynic, I think of it more as being a realist. I'm not so much expecting disappointment, as just not expecting the opposite. What IS the opposite of disappointment?

It's a pity that we have to shroud ourslef with cynicism to protect ourselves. But I thnk it takes a clever person to be a cynic and a wise person not to be one.

I'm the same way. I've been hurt by too many people. It's not so much about the disappointment as it is about the pain that comes from people you come to depend on.