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I Am Apathetic

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Kurokagi Kurokagi 18-21 Sep 21

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    I probably have lots, but often words prove inadequate. sometimes when I have the words, my audience is apathetic. Its how I know true friends. they care and seem to...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M Sep 23

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    I feel like the thoughts in my head aren't normal and if i say anything people will never look at me the same. I sometimes feel apathetic towards life in general even towards death...
    whoknewyouknew whoknewyouknew 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    when my feelings and emotions just frozen. can't cry even i got hurt badly, isolated, apathetic. I won't be suffer as I am now. sometimes, I need those dark ages to come back. it...
    cascadesky cascadesky 18-21, F Oct 1

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    My family members of whom I am living with is driving me crazy. I understand I am not the only one, but this is unbearable. I am 21 years old and mildly autistic. I also suffer...
    T3chmupp3t T3chmupp3t 18-21, M Oct 1

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    I am 18 years old and used to be anorexic and got down to a BMI of 12.6. My psychiatrist threatened to hospitalize me, so I started eating. Within a few days, it got completely out...
    Lamnaditropis Lamnaditropis 18-21, F Oct 1

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    When did I start growing up? Is it when I lost my child-like curiosity? When I stopped looking at a flower and admire its beauty? When the only books I read now are deemed...
    sasunaruizlove sasunaruizlove 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    I hate how angry it makes me when I can't communicate effectively with the people around me. I hate that they see me so angry and frustrated. It makes me feel isolated and, worse...
    KnaisGuy KnaisGuy 22-25, M 5 Responses Oct 5

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    I carry around a bad attitude about much stuff. I go by the old adage "believe 50% of what you see, and none of what you hear. Most people are lazy, selfish, apathetic and greedy...
    TomZen TomZen 41-45, M Oct 11

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    I am sure this post is probably going to get some negative feedback, but be it as it may, i apologize if i offend anybody. Im sure it does not apply to all as it once applied to...
    RobertCarlos RobertCarlos 46-50, M 6 Responses Oct 11

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    Sigh...I graduated with my bachelors' degree in something that I'm not that crazy about. Instead of continuing to go through life apathetic, I want to really enjoy life and not...
    spreadyourwings spreadyourwings 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    This medicine is starting to make me feel weird. I sleep a lot more than normal now, and I'm always tired. I feel almost completely apathetic. I've been trying to write but all the...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I think a huge part of an online relationship takes place in your head. You imagine how the person is reacting, you imagine the tone of their voice. Even after hearing their real...
    caddriss caddriss 36-40, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am not apathetic like the rest of my family. I do have an understanding of unfortunate events that happen to good people. I try to be as supportive as I can. Note that I suffer...
    T3chmupp3t T3chmupp3t 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    it doesn't hurt to appreciate ppl, like it hurts to be apathetic not giving a flying **** about anything on earth,, like do what u can, a smile, kindness, bring sweetness...
    jazzg25 jazzg25 16-17, F 4 days ago

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