I consider myself to be a fairly cynical person. I expect primarily self-serving but otherwise oblivious (at best) actions and reactions from humanity and am seldom let down in that respect. Of course, I also know people who are the opposite of that, but it often seems that there are far fewer of those types. Even still, sometimes I still get blindsided by the behavior of someone I thought I knew. But where to go from there? More cynicism and withdrawal? That doesn’t sound helpful. In fact, it feels exhausting and kinda sad, but that may be all there is, in the end. Let’s hope not.