Lies I Once Believed

It’s hard being a cynic.

Optimists are just naïve.

Realists exist.

I need to change.

I cannot change.

People are good.

People are bad.

I cannot be happy alone.

I’m better off alone.

I can do it all.

I don’t have to choose.

Financial stability buys freedom.

The real world has no place for art and compassion.

Everyone can communicate.

Empathy is not a real skill.

Vulnerability is weakness.

Creativity is risk.  Risk should be avoided.

What I say and do don’t matter.