Cynicism is Wounded Curiosity

artwork: danielle noel

Ramit Sethi says: Cynics don’t want results; they want an excuse not to take action.

Having grown up as the pleaser and the helper in my family system, I am acutely tuned in and sensitive to other people’s crappy moods. Another person’s bad mood, in my environment, becomes a signal that sends me into “cheer them up” mode. Usually at my own expense.