Tough Love for Cynics

If you would define yourself a cynic, I know you rather as an intelligent thinker that has stopped hoping.


Unfortunately for this world, that this is so (that your cynicism has obliterated your hope), your negative view of what is and what is to come, is more completely assured by your arrested development.


Overwhelmed by the negative evidence of this world’s problems, your ability to hope has been compromised.  Your demise, proof of the excellent ability of your mind, was an innocent take-over perpetrated by the fearful forces of this world.  Without your permission or your cognizance, you have been taken over by fear.


Without doubt, I would bet all my money that you see your cynicism as a clear correct observance of our reality.  Respecting the validity of your vision, I would however add, it is limited.


Negativity or cynicism is the analysis of a problem.  There is no argument that you as a cynic see complex angles to our problems.  This is the reason I respect your excellent deductive mind.  We do have a plethora of problems caused by solutions to preceding problems; it seems that every time humanity solves one problem they create ten others.  We are slowly learning the intricacy of variables.


The sadness is that your excellent deductive mind has given up.  Since all you see is your negative analysis, your hope, the energy, which solves problems, has atrophied in disuse.


Since humanity’s first emergence into this reality, we have had problems.  Contrary to your hopeless synopsis, we have done exceedingly well.  We are now seven billion strong.  Of course, this success causes new problems. 


Your hopelessness adds to our darkness and threatens to guarantee the sad fated future you imagine.


A negative force defines, analyzes and deduces problems.  A positive force dreams of possibilities, potential solutions for consideration.


A cynic solidifies the analysis and calls it reality.  In fact, a cynic is not incorrect.  The analysis is reality but at any point, reality will change when a hopeful attitude looks at it.  A cynic who has stopped growing, stagnant in their shit, has forgotten shit is the fertilizer of the future.


If your thoughts are mainly complaints, be advised you are in danger of becoming a lifeless statue who contributes to the demise of this world.


Perhaps you just do not know how very important you are to us.  Perhaps you believe that hope does not make a difference.  I am thinking that you may be taking on too much to solve.  Look around my dear cynic, focus on what is subjectively in your proximity; is there nothing you can hope into a better tomorrow?


In my crystal ball, I see a cynic who has lost their hope because they believe life is supposed to be problem free.


Each person is given a corner of this reality to improve, focus on your corner and you will soon regain your hope. 



Primarily, your attitude needs an upgrade.


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Comments (10)

  1. depressedgirl

    I can’t stop hoping. I am a Catholic and if we truly practice our faith, we never stop our hope. It is a part of us. Our hope is in God Almighty.

    December 12, 2016
    1. greunie

      You are lovely.

      December 13, 2016
      1. depressedgirl

        Thanks so much.

        December 13, 2016
  2. scarletts_letters

    I do struggle with cynicism, it’s not a good thing at all it’s the sign of bitterness. I try but I seem to do the same as quitting cigarettes, ok until I think of them. I need a kick in the bum now and then.

    December 12, 2016
    1. greunie

      It is difficult to keep hope alive in the face of the circulating negativity. We are fed it constantly. I struggled with smoking for many years until I learnt that I could never say yes to a cigarette. As the practice of saying no to cigarettes lengthened, the struggle lessened. That you say you are struggling with cynicism gives me hope that one day your brilliance will be used in imagining solutions. This world needs all the brilliant minds working on solutions. It is the only way it can change.

      December 13, 2016
      1. scarletts_letters

        I like the sound of what Freaky did, and I should put my money where my mouth is so to speak, the current state of the world bottomed me out, but excuses are cheap and I’m old enough to knowledge that I should be doing rather than whining. It’s lovely to see you here, thank you, again

        December 14, 2016
  3. funfreak

    I was in a bad place for a few weeks following the U.S. presidential election. I mean B.A.D. And then one day I decided it was time I shook it off….it’s unlike me to lose myself in a spiral of despair and frustration. So, in the only way I know how, I joined one grassroots organization and one national organization. One involved me in the passage of mental health reform (spearheaded by the parents of Sandy Hook whose children were killed by a lone gunman while they were at school, a few years ago) and the other is the American Association of University Women. Now I have places to go to try to find like-minded people who want to make a difference. It keeps hope alive in my heart. I feel empowered now, rather than victimized. I’ve turned my cynicism into volunteerism and it feels right!

    December 13, 2016
    1. greunie

      Exactly what I am saying with this post! You are working on your corner of this world with positive hope in finding solutions. You have turned your anger into a hope that will make a difference. Bravo my friend!

      December 13, 2016
  4. raining_roses

    I had an uncomfortable smile reading this. Like many of your posts, it felt like it was written for me (although I know it’s not per say! lol). My Twitter account describes me as a ‘cynic’ and its an attribute I tend to declare quite often. And shit, well, you don’t have to look to far to find me describing life, humans, etc as ‘shit’!
    And I get ya…the pessimism is not good for the psyche or the physical. But I see it this way- if people like us didn’t have that view, saw that wretchedness in life and analysed everything (including our underpants), you and others like you would have one less blog post

    December 13, 2016
    1. greunie

      I have to say that I could live without having written this post. I was hoping to inspire you brilliant cynics to dream up solutions rather than wasting those awesome minds on complaining. We need to see the negative but then it is necessary to move on and find solutions. If the cynics went past their cynicism and began thinking up solutions, we would progress much faster!

      December 13, 2016