Bleh with Barry

Random with a cynical twist of lime.

A Cynical Life

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Recently, brace yourselves, I have discovered that I have apparently been a cynical person for a while. What led me to this conclusion? Well, it involved going to lunch with some of my friends form high school. Now, for some of you who know me, high school has been a few years ago. (side note: I”m not super young. However, I’m still fairly young….but that’s beside the point, I didn’t want to paint myself as some old troll under the bridge waiting for passersby.) Anyway, we were sitting there reminiscing about high school and talking about life when the idea of what we had originally majored in in college came up, and one of my friends commented that she was originally going to be an accountant.

Well, we kept chatting, and I said that I could never be an accountant because I would be so bored by the monotony of it all…I also said something to the effect of “I would have to go to the store and buy razor blades to spice things up because I would wonder is today going to be the day.” This received a chuckle from the table, and everyone commented that I’m the same old Barry…honestly, I did not realize that I have been this way for years…however a group of four people wouldn’t tell lies (and a communal one at that) would they?

Honestly, I think that a resolution (and I know that it’s a little late in the month of January for this) for me would be to be a little less cynical that what I am….Understandablly, I don’t think that I will quit being cynical entirely because I think that is part of who I am. It’s also what gives me some of my dry wit and makes me a little weird and fun…however, I think that having a more positive cynicism might be better…it’s achieving this sort of thing that may be nigh impossible. (Additionally, just to let you all know, I believe that the glass could be filled up or could be emptied fairly quickly by chugging depending on what’s inside.)

Written by uncannynerdyguy

January 11, 2011 at 10:32 pm

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  1. The problem with not being a cynic is the lack of other choices. If you try to be a realist, you’ll end up a cynic, if you try to be a pessimist, you’ll just be a cynic sans the humor, and if you try to be an optimist, the natural cynic will rise up and make you hate yourself more then you hate that guy at the bar who thinks he’s a magician and orders water with a slice lemon.


    January 16, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    • I agree…I’ve been trying to not be as much of a cynic…and it does not suit me…sooooo, I guess I’ll stay a cynic. It’s at least what I know the best.


      January 24, 2011 at 1:24 pm

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