Cynical tone?

javier's picture

Writing an essay describing the world I live in and how its influenced me is not simple. I realy hate the fucking city I live in and I don't know any other way to describe it. It's a fucking piece of shit. I could sugar coat with some flowery adjectives but I don't think it'd be appropiate. Although I could just use a more positive tone yet it's incredibly difficult for me to do so. I'm just taking a break and tomorrow I'll edit and see what I could do.

Once again I'm feeling suicidal but not depressed. It's annoying. I think I'll give a call to a suicide hotline. I could talk about how I'm feeling without any awkward eye contact.

Oh and I went black friday shopping but I only bought a book so I'll get around to reading it some time this week.


jeff's picture


It depends what you're writing the essay for, as well. In some places, cynical and such won't get you too far, such as a college application. In others, perfectly fine.

Of course, the key is that you can be positively influenced by negative things, so you could tip it more to how much better your outlook on life is because of not liking where you grew up, etc.

"I am living this life as lovingly as I can be as flawed as I am." - Brandon Lacy Campos

Super Duck's picture

I also grew up in a place

I also grew up in a place that is, to put it mildly, a festering shithole. Horrible place. Caused me and my family to have more issues than I care to think about at the moment. I'm finally leaving next year, and the day can't come fast enough. But I also had to talk about the place where I grew up in an essay, and instead of going on and on about what a sad, awful place it is, I talked about how the experience of living in such a place made me a more driven person.

ElsaGabor's picture

Same here,

my town is super impersonal and really milly-vanilly cookie cutter. I wanted to fucking rage on it so hard but I looked at how growing up here made me really want to be who I truly was and not give in to all the really forced conformity. Cynicism is easy to come out, but in some cases it really isn't wanted nor appreciated. This coming from a huge cynic too.