3 thoughts on “Combating The Cynic Within You

  • July 27, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Yes, I have developed a problem with this. But only in a couple of areas. In the rest I am the complete opposite -my job is in social care and I compulsively look for the good and the hope regarding folks in the toughest of situations. I did for myself as well, as far as improving things and yet deep down and as time goes by, I realize I am cynical. I think it partly comes with exhaustion, as you say. I also think it grinds us home to the seat of our original low self-esteem. Childhood. Whatever happened and how we came to (un)value ourselves. It forces us into therapy really. Of some description. Or into loneliness etc etc

    • July 27, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      clear-dice – Good point about looking to the original source of our struggles with self-esteem. So important to take stock of what we’ve been taught (and have told ourselves) about our inherent worth and our abilities, and to work on modifying these beliefs, if need be.

  • July 28, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Utterly true. The hardest and most necessary thing.


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