Some of the reasons I am cynical are:
- I’ve been disappointed before and I don’t want to be disappointed again.
- I’m afraid to hope
- I don’t want to be hurt again
- I’m jealous of where someone else is at in life
- I feel guilty
When I’ve been hurt deeply, I tend to become cynical. Hiding behind that wall, to protect my heart. Not wanting to be hurt again. Afraid of what would happen if I opened up and yearned to hope. I want to stop becoming cynical, because it holds me back from my full potential and keeps me from growing. To be all that God wants me to be. And I want to fully hope in the future, for all that God has in store for me.
Cynicism is not realistic and tough. It’s unrealistic and kind of cowardly because it means you don’t have to try.