Each time I think about this episode, I can't help laughing at how gullible I could be. One evening, at a traffic junction while waiting for the light to turn green, a scrawny man of about fifty approached me. I wound down my window to his plea for ten ringgit for taxi-fare to go home (outstation he said).
Ten ringgit, okay, I thought it's just ten ringgit, so I gave him. The light was still red and I saw him got on the bus that came along. I thought nothing of it until much later, suddenly, it hit me, "hey, that happened once before!" - the exact same spot, the same time of day, the same man, the same amount of money, the same getting on the bus. huh?!
The point of the story is, basically, I'm not a cynical person, so I believed his reason for needing that money, even though he might be taking me for a ride. Call me gullible, call me naive, whatever. That's me. But, you know something? I'd still give him the money if he comes around a third time. He probably needs it more than I do. Or perhaps it was I who owed him the money in a previous life. Nothing happens by chance.
So, back to where we started, how cynical are you?
You Are 0% Cynical
Cynical? Not even close! If anything, you're a bit naive.
Overall, you enjoy life and try not to be paranoid. Even if you've been burned before.