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    21 Problems All Cynical People Will Understand

    I’m not mean, I’m just realistic. Realists get. shit. done.

    1. Sometimes you feel like the only practical person in the room.

    2. When an inspirational quote pops onto your Facebook or Twitter feed, it actually makes your day worse.

    3. When someone has a really bad idea, and you have to decide whether or not to shoot it down and risk making them mad.

    4. When someone posts tons of pictures of their baby doing extremely boring things, and you are expected to be excited.

    5. When someone keeps talking about how perfect and amazing their family is, and you have nothing to contribute to the conversation.

    6. Your guard is up 500% of the time, so it takes a lot for you to trust anyone.

    7. You have a hard time giving a crap about proposal stories, or worse, PROM-posal stories.

    8. You visibly cringe whenever anyone talks openly about how they are "destined for fame."

    9. Whenever anyone tells you to smile, as if smiling is the thing that will fix everything.

    10. Wanting to pull out your hair when someone says, "It’s always darkest before the dawn.”

    11. That goes double for whenever anyone tries to talk about every cloud having a silver lining.

    12. When someone tries to force you to be optimistic, even though it makes no sense to you.

    13. When a friend insists on posting inspiring videos, and your inner troll is screaming to comment something snarky.

    14. People who are relentlessly positive always exhaust you.

    15. When someone talks about how world peace is possible if we all just love each other, you have to shut your eyes from frustration.

    16. The hashtag #Blessed makes you want to throw your computer into the ocean, forever.

    17. Sometimes your expectations can be a little bit too low.

    18. Pointing out both the pros and cons of every situation can make you seem like a total bummer.

    19. When you end up being right about something, and you have to fight the urge to say, "I told you so."

    20. You are frustrated to death by people who don’t understand that everyone isn't going to like everyone.

    21. People who think you can’t be cynical and happy at the same time.