On Cynicism

No one likes a cynic. Even cynics can’t stand cynics. They are washed out shells that suck the fun out of everything, but please don’t confuse them with assholes. Assholes enjoy the feeling they get when they ruin things for others. That sounds like an after-school special, but it’s true. They love it. Cynics don’t enjoy ruining things for others; they’re just sharing their own nihilistic sensibilities, much to everyone else’s chagrin. People, without fail, get mad at cynics—likely because of the aforementioned confusion with assholes. Cynics don’t choose to be the way they are, they can’t help but feel empty inside, like only they can see how pointless the whole cavalcade we call life is. People shy away from that, and loneliness just amplifies cynicism. The greatest tragedy is that cynics were the ones with the biggest hearts. They’re not born; they’re strung together from shattered expectations. They’ve been hurt—by others, by circumstance, even by themselves—and now they expect that hurt out of everything, so they seal themselves off from emotion. Some do it intentionally, for some it just comes naturally, still more don’t even realize they do it. Cynics don’t want to be abandoned, so they drive others away. An abscence of people to hurt you should make you happier, right? Some cynics put on a plaster smile and make an excuse why they’d love to come but they really have to get their work done, then spend their alone time sulking and watching, listening, or reading art that they relate to. They like to be alone because that’s exactly how they feel in the world. If any of this poorly worded wall of text applies to you, then just know that you’re not the only one. No one likes a cynic, but finding someone that shares your outlook can improve the way you feel about life. As isolated and alone you might feel, there’s millions of people feeling the same way, probably at the exact same moment. Don’t give up on happiness. Don’t give up on yourself. *Drops Mic*

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