The Life of a Cynic

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  1. I feel exactly the same way! Reading through you actually saying it, though, I see how depressing it sounds. Ironic.
    Anyway -I think people are always selfish. Even the “selfless” ones often do so at some gain to themselves or their family. On the whole, the general climate of the world we see IS growing more self-centered and less kind. I am no professional in this field, but there is a marked difference in attitude between myself and my younger brother. I believe it to be a symptom of a world encouraging self, isolation, entitlement, broken families, and no religion.
    As I have stepped a bit away from complete belief, I know that one cannot simply decide to be religious. The brain doesn’t work that way. That, and the world problems will still exist.
    What I can suggest is that bad news always sells. Media tells us about everything that is wrong. Our friends perpetrate more sad tidings. And, the climate of society is more cynical. I can’t help but look around and think, “I was cynical back when it was unique.” Now I feel like everyone else makes the same wry jokes and observations -and, like I said initially about your post, I’m saddened to see it.

    • alanwolfgang says:

      I hope that sometime in the future my view of the world will change, but until then, all I can do is hope. It’s ironic that I have to focus on my own growth and mental health before I can turn my energy outward, but it’s what I feel I have to do. Thanks as always for reading!

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