So I have been diagnosed as a cynic. Well it’s not a legit diagnosis done by a qualified doctor or anything like that. In fact, it’s not even a medical condition. It’s a self diagnosis borne out of the realization I am a person who takes everything with a grain of salt. Everything! Ever seen those people who reach for the salt as soon as their food is brought to them, without even doing a taste test? Well that’s me. Except for the food part.
What am I cynical about? Every darn thing! See above. Take for example the good old tried and true recommendation that one should hide underneath a door frame during a hurricane. Do I believe that? Nope. I saw photos of Haiti after it was hit by an earthquake. Not once did I see a doorway just standing there, in the middle of the carnage. Not one doorway! Indonesia, no intact and untouched doorway there either. In fact, in all of the photos of earthquake devastation, I have yet to see proof that this works. That’s not the only example of my cynicism though. There’s more. A lot more.
I am also a cynic of political promises. Do you really think I believe one word uttered by those smiling, well-dressed politicians? No way Jose! Why do I vote for them? I do because I am tired of listening to the ‘If you don’t vote you blah blah blah’. Newsflash! They are all the same. And if you don’t believe that, show me solid proof that they aren’t. I didn’t think so. Just like that phantom doorway…
You are probably thinking that I have to be positive about something right? Maybe world peace. Lmao! World Peace? Isn’t that an oxymoron? I do pray for world peace but I know that this would never be achieved. Not while humans walk the earth. End to racism? Sure, when pigs fly. While humans of different color, class or creed share the planet, never happen.
So you get the picture, I am as cynic as they come. Are you one too? Or do you share and like Facebook posts that promise blessings and winnings if you like or share?
I join the masses in praying for the stuff that I am cynical because cynic or not, you never know, and I have had misplaced cynicism before. I do, however, cover the spread. I pray harder for patience to deal with the undesired stuff that comes to me. Understanding to discern why it is happening and strength to deal with it. I also pray for a small portion of the faith that Job exhibited in the Bible. Without it, all is lost, cynical or not.