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Discussion » Statements » Some say I'm cynical and jaded. I say if you aren't cynical and jaded by time you reach 30 you obviously haven't been paying attention.

Some say I'm cynical and jaded. I say if you aren't cynical and jaded by time you reach 30 you obviously haven't been paying attention.

Posted - January 10

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  • 8284
    Cynical and jaded isn't a fault.  It's the rational conclusion.
      January 10, 2017 11:08 AM MST
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  • 10992
    It's a necessary step on the journey.   You pass awe and innocence and start using your vast intellect to figure it all out and when you cannot, you get into a spiritual snit.

    I call it celebrating your disappointment.  Then, if you are objective and wise, you move past the argument that we have nothing to live for and nothing means anything, and start to SEE that maybe your puny intellect is not the lens from which you should be observing and rather, observe those who took a different path and study why.

      January 10, 2017 11:13 AM MST
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  • 8284
    How very esoteric.

    Actually Sharonna, this may be your AM masterpiece.  Celebrating disappointment, love it.  

      January 10, 2017 11:24 AM MST
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  • 15372
      January 10, 2017 11:21 AM MST
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  • 8284
    Make that two. :)
      January 10, 2017 11:25 AM MST
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  • 15372
    Two please!!!
      January 10, 2017 11:28 AM MST
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  • 891
    I would call it a byproduct rather than a conclusion, I don't go out of my way to do it, it just happens. But yeah, there's that.
      January 10, 2017 11:50 AM MST
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  • I must not have been paying attention?  I am 52 and remain an optimist, I still believe that essentially people are good.
      January 12, 2017 11:41 AM MST
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  • 19
    Well, I guess that would depend on your individual perspective. Some seem to gravitate towards negativity and some towards the opposite end of the spectrum .. and there are some that fall under the catagory of 'somewhere in between' .. I think there is such a thing as a healthy balance. Some cynicism and some supportive, uplifting and optimistic .. much depends on the individualistic nature of a situation. This post was edited by bikergirl40 at January 15, 2017 10:33 PM MST
      January 15, 2017 8:10 PM MST
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