Download: Don’t Be Cynical
Rude comments, sneering, and cynicism are the common conversational tones of today.
Most people like to come up with some kind of “cool” negative or dismissive response to the people and things around them, but we weren’t born like this.
If you watch how a child approaches the world you will notice they have a tendency to naturally greet the world around them with smiles, open arms, and laughter.
A child tends to get up even after they have suffered a number of disappointments or failures; they tend to get up, dust off, and keep trying.
Most people lose this outlook completely during their teenage years into adulthood.
Something causes us to lose this part of ourselves, but what? Is it hormones? Is it experiences?
Trauma can sometimes play a part but one thing remains certain – many people spend considerable time and money trying to get their “old selves” back later.
The cynic was born the first moment you started growing up.
As we age and grow, our experiences tend to dampen our belief in things.
As we move through time, the shimmer we had in our eyes begins to dull.
We all like to think we are geniuses surrounded by idiots in a tiny room with shrinking walls. We’re all wrong.
The age of the professional cynic has arrived. Mental health issues are at an all time high. Suicide and murder rates continue to climb. Anger, resentment, and bullying all have their roots in cynicism.
Please exercise caution in your interactions with others and the world. Make a new start.
Believe that you can once again see the world as you once did, and you will.
With each dismissive or negative comment you share about the world, the darker your own world becomes.