I have noticed in myself of late a tendency to be more and more cynical. It seems the world has gone mad. Both the world at large with the madness of government, and in my social circles. I wage a personal fight against burn out and am challenged by what I perceive to be negativity and unreasonableness. Is it just me?
This is when I just want to retreat from the world sometimes. Not listen to the news or read the paper. Block political and moralizing postings on Facebook. Avoid discussion of current events with family and friends. All in an effort to make it stop. To make the pain subside. To be happy.
Nothing could be worse for the human condition than for us to retreat. If you give in to the irrational, they win. If we allow ourselves to become cynical it then leads to being apathetic. My church friend Kay wrote in a Facebook post, "I