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I Am Apathetic

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    Apathetic Towards Life Recently...

    I have been apathetic towards just about every event in my life lately. I was not always like this, and I cannot figure out how to break this cycle.I was a straight A college student, and I LOVED school; however, lately I cannot seem to care. I find my mind wandering, and I just...
    Juke75 Juke75 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 13, 2012

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    I honestly just can't bring myself to care

    about most things in life.
    Alyss22 Alyss22 18-21, F Jul 3

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    Every day I watch people with their kids,

    or with their pets and they are so passionate about them. Or I watch people who get emotional about certain subjects or feel something strongly. I sit and wish I could feel that, but I can't. Sometimes I try to pretend but it doesn't work. When someone is hurt, I don't feel for...
    RayvenJ RayvenJ 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    Is It Worth It?

    Yesterday I told a friend that I had a feeling of impending doom. As for me, I stayed up all night chatting with people because I did not want to be alone. 6am came, 7, 8... I finally fell asleep at 11oclock this morning and slept till 2.  Since then, I have again...
    baka baka 31-35, M 6 Responses Jan 6, 2008

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    Jaded With Life

    I am a male nearing my 40's and I have very little to inspire me. Ever since I was young there has always been this thought train speeding at me. The train has all the fears I tried to ignore when I was younger. Now I can not seem to get away from the mundane redundancy of life...
    TheDouble357 TheDouble357 36-40 2 Responses Mar 14, 2012

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    Choice Is Her's

    I'm certainly not sympathetic, empathetic, amused or happy. When I was told that a kid who has been part of my life for many years, was arrested and charged with a felony, my reaction surprised all. I have been very honest with all of them about my history and how I feel about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 29, 2011

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    Lately

     i just can't seem to convince myself to care much about anything. the things that are important, the things i love, the things that usually make me happy - none of it particularly interests me anymore. a hot shower usually cheers me up. my boyfriend can usually help me...
    possibly possibly 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 17, 2008

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    I've had some stuff happen in my life in the

    past 8 months that I am trying to process but it seems I just shoved feelings really deep down and shut down emotionally as a result. Last fall was very stressful due to job search, I was jobless for 6 months. Broke off with my boyfriend after new year's. My grandmother died in...
    SunnySmile SunnySmile 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    The Switch Is Off

    Somebody warned me... They said that soon enough I wouldn't care. I don't know if this is a reaction simply to protect myself Or if their really is no emotion there. Last night he came in late again. I asked if he was hungry, made him dinner, showered and went to bed. No...
    4purrfectdarkness 4purrfectdarkness 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2012

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    I think I'm starting to grow apathetic.

    The excitement in my life is fading away and I can feel it fade away. Maybe because my life is just boring. Yes, that's it. Maybe I should just kill myself. Not because I'm sad or anything but because life simply isn't worth living. I have to work to live. I have to learn to...
    SelfUnaware SelfUnaware 18-21 1 Response Feb 15

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    Systemic Apathy

    I appear to have developed an intense level of apathy. Within the last year or so, I have stopped caring about virtually everything. Given, I didn't care a whole lot to start. I used to be very fastidious and self-conscious about my appearance and presentation (even though this...
    UnhappinessPersonified UnhappinessPersonified 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 21, 2012

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    Ugh I Dont Want This

    i dont know how i ended up apathetic...i didnt even know there was a word for this..until like last month.... i used to be social and accepted confident and HAPPY! [in elementary and middle] now i get to high school [im in 10th now] and i halfway through i dont want to spend the...
    EaSiLYBR0KeN EaSiLYBR0KeN 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2011

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    Under A Fluffy Cloud Of Nothingness

    Apathy has kept me safe and comfortable like a cold blanket my whole life. Sometimes I think that I just don't have the capacity to feel emotions, but in reality it is that I just never learned how. I shut myself down to survive a rough childhood, I never learned a whole set of...
    EpoxyMonoxide EpoxyMonoxide 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 15, 2011

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    Apathetic Toward Life And Death.

    This goes pretty far back, to even my childhood, but I've never quite been able to feel anything toward the death of people, or the birth of new ones. I'm overall apathetic to most things, but nothing like those two. 2001, I was going to class one day and felt like something was...
    blugsnorfia blugsnorfia 22-25 Mar 5, 2012

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    KittyKayKat KittyKayKat 13-15, F Dec 8

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    I Am Looking For Apathetic People

    I am a neuroscientific doctor trying to understand the mechanisms underlying apathy. For that, I need volunteers that feel like they are apathetic, or do not care enough about life. If you are based in, or close to Oxford and would like to know more about the study and how to...
    DrBo DrBo 26-30 2 Responses Jan 21, 2013

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    Thought I Was Stoic, Turn Out I'm Just Apathetic.

    I always felt that emotion was an unnecessary feature in humans; where did it ever get us? conflict, suffering, egotism, obsessiveness, etc(list them s you see fit) I am 21 year old man living as a recluse staring at my TV or laptop screen with 90% of my life is on a games...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 22, 2013

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    Apathy

    I'm not sure how many people are apathetic by the definition as such that "Apathy being a state of indifference, or the suppression of emotions such as concern, excitement, motivation and passion." I don't feel for anything that doesn't exactly and immediately affect me and even...
    GavS GavS 18-21, M Mar 5, 2012

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    I Don't Care That I Don't Care.

    I don't think there's a problem with being apathetic... in fact, I believe the opposite is true. It is my belief that many of the problems with the world are caused by those who try to make it better... those who have passion, ambition. I'd rather not contribute. Not because I...
    CynicalWhimsicality CynicalWhimsicality 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 16, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    LIFE BORES THE **** OUT OF ME. I feel extremely apathetic to basically everything. I have been diagnosed with depression and I am currently on medication. All my life I have had a...
    chelsieshay2626 chelsieshay2626 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    it reminds me so much of me. I had a time to change I blew it. I let my fears become my God! I became overwhelmed and I ran. I became apathetic. I never planned to take the path...
    wickedlilangel69 wickedlilangel69 31-35, F Nov 28

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    I am a walking contridiction. I don't love anyone, but I love everyone. I don't trust at all, yet I'm too trusting. I'm empathetic to people, yet completely apathetic. I am...
    thisISalessa thisISalessa 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    I wish I could but I can't. All this emotion is just choking me. I feel so numb all the time. Last week, when the seniors said that it was their last day and cried, I just stood...
    EvanescentIridescent EvanescentIridescent 16-17, F Dec 8

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    We got snow today. Nothing heavy—just a teaser. Snow is so flippant when compared to rain. Rain falls with a purpose towards the ground. Snows twirls and moves about in the...
    robertsnj robertsnj 46-50, M Dec 11

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    I got an injunction on my ex yesterday. They served it yesterday afternoon. It's a relief I won't suffer any more of his texts or have him following me or coming to the house...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 13

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    I only notice it when it's too late. It naturally drives people away and I can't help but understand that nobody wants to be latched onto. Hell, even I don't. So what's the deal...
    Cyborg123 Cyborg123 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 14

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    Since I was a young tyke, my father and mother have been fighting because of marriage issues. My father used to be a drunk who would hit her when she talk back to her. I remember...
    Marik13 Marik13 13-15 2 Responses Dec 14

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    People tell me that they can't tell what I am thinking, that I can be cold and apathetic, that I don't seem to react normally to love and loss and my guard is always up. They...
    redwolfmoon redwolfmoon 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 16

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    My heart bleeds out sorrow as my soul dies from despair. Take me away from this apathetic oblivion of hell.
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M Dec 20

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    Hi, my name is Laura and I'm 21 years old. Two years ago (start of 2013) I moved from my hometown in NSW, Australia, to South Australia to start university. I'm a musician and...
    Lesmall Lesmall 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Apathetic Agnostic - I don't know and I don't care.
    fizzyizzi fizzyizzi 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    There isn't really a good experience to post this under, so I'll put it here. I do not mourn. When people die, no matter how close I was to them or how much I cared about them...
    FluffyStuff FluffyStuff 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I’m already over winter. I hate it. I hate the cold, I hate how dark it is, I hate being cooped up inside, I hate wearing heavy clothes and winter coats. I think I suffer from...
    HarmonyCHILL HarmonyCHILL 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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