I think I'm losing the battle with apathy.

Discussion in 'True Confessions' started by peaceband_chick, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. When I was like 14 and 15 I cared so much about everything. Try to save the rainforest, animals, help out people in need. It was a thing I had to do. Now I can barely muster myself to to care much less do anything about it. Help.
     
  2. Inavacuum

    Inavacuum Senior Member

    Same ting with me except I've lost my faith in God
     
  3. GizmoGirl

    GizmoGirl Member

    I've always been apathetic.
     
  4. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout Senior Member

    Hey, there's always TV.
     
  5. Soulless||Chaos

    Soulless||Chaos SelfInducedExistence

    I know how you feel, when I was younger I would always work hard, and do my best.... It just got too stressful, and eventualy I pretty much stopped caring...
     
  6. makno

    makno Senior Member

    i lost my battle with apathy , but now i dont care !!
     
  7. makno

    makno Senior Member

    and lazyness has saved my life on many occasions .
     
  8. Soulless||Chaos

    Soulless||Chaos SelfInducedExistence

    It really does make one stress free... :rolleyes:
     
  9. puddin

    puddin Banned

    meh im 15 and im not apathetic. I really couldnt care less about saving rainforests, the only time i ever went to one i got wet:p
     
  10. Hikaru Zero

    Hikaru Zero Sylvan Paladin

    Perhaps apathy is a result of the search for enlightenment ... a feeling of all the things you used to value not actually being things of value, or feeling unable to actually change the world how you wanted to when you were younger.

    As a younger teenager, I really tried to be as close to a knight as I could ... follow honour, be courageous, and things like that. I've always wanted to promote the Earth and stop people from doing damage to our planet, and things like that, and now that I'm 18 and really thinking hard about these things ... perhaps waiting to find that perfect "soulmate" was a bad idea ... perhaps there is no way to direct society onto a better path ... ideas like these plague my mind, and no doubt yours and others' minds as well.
     
  11. mynameiskc

    mynameiskc way to go noogs!

    sometimes our brains just need a break. and after a while, your hormones (i know you younguns hate this) will stop giving you such heavy emotions. teenagers are heavily emotion and many times irrational. it's not a hit or insult to you. passionate emotions have their place in our lives, but people who don't get over them eventually will just die sooner. i know it sounds romatic, but you don't do anyone much good dead. it IS a part of maturing physically. maturing spiritually is a totally different deal. as the emotional attachment to your ideals fades, more practical solutions become more apparent to you. you can commit toyour beliefs and ideals and not have a total breakdown at every hiccup. that's a good thing. you'll get over it.
     
  12. seamonster66

    seamonster66 discount dracula

    Its part of realizing the rather small part we play in the grand scheme of things....you can not contribute to certain problems, but in reality we are like little ants, there really is only so much an individual can do....you can make a difference, but you won't be solving any of these massive problems on your own.....

    for instance, say you are very concerned with air pollution so you don't drive, the difference you are making is unnoticeably small considering all of the 18 wheeler trucks and factories pumping out black smoke 24 hours a day...you aren't contributing to the problem, but you also aren't solving it because you can't.
     
  13. mynameiskc

    mynameiskc way to go noogs!

    so once you let go of your emotional attachment to being right, you can actually start organizing your effort and realizing that, HEY! at least that's one more person doing something right.
     
  14. Hikaru Zero

    Hikaru Zero Sylvan Paladin

    Well, I've always subscribed to the concept of realpolitiks; that is, looking at things from a realistic view rather than an optimistic one. For example, I know that in supporting the legalization of marijuana, I'm still helping the cause, but that it's going to be darn near impossible to get it legalized, at least with the state of affairs today.

    I don't try to make a huge difference, I just try to not be part of the problem, and try to get other people to also not be part of the problem.

    Still, I continue to live a moral life and encourage others to do so. But it's tough ... especially whenever I see some big injustice done that I nor anyone else can reverse or even prevent in the future. =(

    I wouldn't call it an emotional attachment anymore, but more or less morals that guide my actions.
     
  15. DancerAnnie

    DancerAnnie Resident Beach Bum

    I think you're probably at a point in your life where you're questioning everything...hell, I'm 21 and I'm STILL questioning things...

    Sometimes we feel like everything we're doing isn't making a bit of difference, so why bother? We bother because caring is exponential...if you're trying to make a difference, you probably know two people who are trying, who probably know two people each who are also trying...you get the idea.

    You'll figure it all out. We all go through phases...maybe you'll never care again about anything. But what's the worst that could happen? Stay positive...that's all I have to say.
     
  16. A lot of what you guys have said on here is true. The whole ant, what can one person do/how can one person make a difference. The thing is, is that I care that I am becoming apathetic. But I don't know if I care enough to do anything about it. Quite the conundrum huh?
     
  17. mynameiskc

    mynameiskc way to go noogs!

    if you give a shit that youre becoming apathetic, then you're not. your consciousness is just shifting. don't fear change.
     
  18. Soulless||Chaos

    Soulless||Chaos SelfInducedExistence

    What if you give a shit, but just don't do a damn thing about it? :confused: :rolleyes:
     
  19. Bloody_Kisses

    Bloody_Kisses Thizzler

    easy solution: kill yourself ;)
     
  20. Soulless||Chaos

    Soulless||Chaos SelfInducedExistence

    But what fun is that? :confused: How can you not care, if you don't exist? :confused:
     

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