Even as I’ve been working on these posts and thinking over whether to be or not to be cynical, I’ve asked myself a lot of questions. And the answer to these questions has been a resounding ‘NO’……
No, I will not to be defined by the behavior of others.
No, I will not become defensive, cold and unfeeling.
I’m not naive or foolish, I’m rather practical, but I realize that if I want to be “Me’, then I cannot be cynical. I am aware that being ‘uncynical’ is not easy, but I realize that I’m not alone in this. I know a lot of friends who are so positive in the most trying of personal circumstances…. many others, who are trying with all their might to make a positive difference in the world……so what’s my excuse?
If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. ~ Ray Bradbury
Like the important things in life we all have a choice – and I choose not to be cynical. I chose to jump of those cliffs time and again – and be me! What about you?
May you be inspired – everyday!