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I Am Apathetic

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Feb 15

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Aug 8

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have been feeling apathetic towards anyone I love lately. I feel an emotional detachment and I can't get myself to care as much as I used to for others. Especially my boyfriend...
    KrisMiss KrisMiss 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    I wish I could be apathetic towards subhumans without compassion. I suppose I think that ancient emotion of love will triumph in the end. Silly empathetic me.
    TheWomanWhoDid TheWomanWhoDid 36-40 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I wish I could, but the tears rarely come and when they do, it still isn't satisfying enough. Instead, I just lay in bed at night, apathetic towards almost everything.
    seabassep seabassep 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    Forever. Cats are too diva. Or apathetic.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    Answer me a question. You have three options: 1. You let your anger, hate and your curiosity get to you which leads to you killing someone, be it someone you know or just a random...
    Mordacai Mordacai 18-21, M 8 Responses Aug 12

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    I don't understand. Why they call us "depressed". Us who see the reality of the world we live in. Are supposed to be numb and apathetic to the pain and suffering in this world...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 13

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    I feel like a majority of people are a waste of oxygen. My attitude towards people is kind and giving, but I feel mostly apathetic when it comes to strangers.
    pitbullmama518 pitbullmama518 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I've noticed this a lot about myself lately. I'm not really upset about it, just that I have become aware of how little I seem to truly connect with a lot of my friends. Like a...
    SolitarySummer SolitarySummer 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 13

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    I have been friends with this girl since fifth grade, but we had a falling out in our last year of junior high. She joined with two of my other friends, who all decided that I was...
    ArsenicTea ArsenicTea 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I didn't lose my religion. Religion lost me. How am I meant to believe in a book, written centuries gone, that could have been written by a flock of geese? How am I meant to...
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    Besides my fear of always being judging by people I have come to realize I somehow rub people the wrong way, or maybe my social anxiety comes from the fact I rub people the wrong...
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 22-25, M Aug 17

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    As I read through the threads on EP I am shocked and concerned at how many of our young people don't think their lives are worth living. One after the other they seem so...
    Moca2014 Moca2014 26-30 Aug 17

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    Well, it's been 13 months since my depression took over my life, moving my life from barely getting by to being unable to go outside...unable to have a job...unable to look other...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I hate social pretense. I used to dissemble all the time. I'd I'd lie about my interests, feign laughter, and all the other bullshit that's so common in this society of ours...
    Isayoldchap Isayoldchap 16-17, M Aug 19

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    I do not know what I want to do with my life in the future. I had a few interests, but none of them would make a sufficient amount of money to live off of. It's terrible knowing...
    anonofep anonofep 13-15, F Aug 19

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    If I can change anything in the world, I will be more than happy to make the following amends within our human society. -alter the apathetic and contemptuous heart from the...
    Driftingminds Driftingminds 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 20

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    I wouldn't necessarily call myself a shut-in. I'm more of a neet I guess. The longest I've spent shut in my room was about a year, probably the year that I completely lost my mind...
    Enzanx Enzanx 18-21, M Aug 21

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    I am calm and apathetic. I don't get angry very often. I'm mostly just sad and understanding. Otherwise I am tired and irritated. Then, I have random spikes of anxiety and...
    Apirne Apirne 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I seem to be living in a constant state of disassociation. I feel like an observer in my own life. This is so far off from the general perception of me/my character. I try to...
    AmorEros AmorEros 31-35, F a week ago

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    Happy. That is how I feel today. For me, that's a huge development in my life. I used to look at the people around me, hearing them complain about the most trivial of problems...
    seabassep seabassep 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I feel like there is multiple version of myself that live inside of me. I have moments were I feel unstoppable. seeping with confident, I can get confident and arrogant. when I am...
    exiled11 exiled11 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    Ok, well I just got my first censored post. Let's try this again. As a kid I was happy, outgoing, always ready to laugh at the most inane things, loved to be around people. As I...
    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    "Sexual Aversion Disorder" I am not sure if anyone has ever posted about this in this group...Actually I am sure someone has but I cannot find such post. apparently there is an...
    JackHawthorne JackHawthorne 31-35, M 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    We met on Fb. My cousin co-signed him because they were old pals and he seemed well educated, handsome and charming. We hooked up so fast. Seems I was in a rush to have a...
    milanmilan milanmilan 26-30, F 13 hrs ago

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