cynical

How to tell that it's getting bad again:

- I sleep to much or not at all
-I eat too much or too little
-I sound disinterested in everything
-Be spaced out a lot
- I will ramble a lot or not talk at all
-I lose track of time
- I make cynical comments, usually about myself
-I push people away
-I tend to rub my eyes and head a lot
-I avoid eye contact
-I am always shakey
-I will avoid certain conversations

Why is Dan so cynical? Do you think I’m cynical? … I don’t believe in ghosts, I don't believe in many things that aren’t proven by science. Does that make me cynical? I don’t think that makes me cynical? I’m quite a positive, outwardly, you know like inwardly negative, inwardly existential and self-deprecating, outwardly wholesome. That’s life. “That’s not cynical, that’s logical.” There we go. Thank you, you with the accurate definition. Yeah, I’m very logical, so if something doesn’t really make sense in this universe, I don’t really think *giggles*  that it’s true. … If anything is my thing, I think it the whole existential crisis aspect that is my entire universe, so if anything that should be something with my content that I should try to reflect more of. … “Are you a nihilist?” I’m not, no I’m more of an existentialist. I think that nihilism, which is kind of the belief in nothing and doom and gloom, circles back to existentialism, which means that if you’re a nihilist and you believe that nothing has any meaning… If nothing has any meaning, therefore there is no rules that need to be followed, your human behaviour, you know society is all irrelevant because nothing has any meaning… What that means, is that everything has equal meaning because if nothing has any meaning or any reason for existing  then everything has equal meaning, which means that if you chose something or if you like something then that has meaning. So for me it’s not about being hopeless, it’s kind of like the inspiring thing that, you know, if you’re an existentialist you think that whatever you believe in is, you know, what’s important, because if nothing has any meaning then it’s up to you to just decide what’s important to you and that is exciting. So you see what I mean? It’s like it sounds really doom and gloom but it comes from a wholesome place, so it’s that dichotomy   of everything being pointless and therefore also inspiring “love thy neighbour” and enjoy holding doors open for people. That what I’m all about to be honest.
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@danielhowell​ during his live show on the 6th of June 2017

Quotes from Dan (55/?)

Go on a journey as Dan becomes a philosopher, who discusses cynicism, logic, nihilism and existentialism. 

  • Severus: Never plan for anything more than two days in advance.
  • Lucius: That’s your rule?
  • Severus: Yes, cause when you make plans, then you have expectations, and when you have expectations, then you will get disappointed.
  • Lucius: Having expectations also gives you something to look forward to.
  • Severus: Yes, then you’re looking forward to being constantly disappointed.
  • Lucius: You’re not that cynical.
  • Severus: I'm sorry I wasn't aware we hadn't met yet, Hello, I'm Severus Snape.
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