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I Am Apathetic

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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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    I honestly just can't bring myself to care

    about most things in life.
    Alyss22 Alyss22 18-21, F Jul 3, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2014

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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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    KittyKayKat KittyKayKat 13-15, F Dec 8, 2014

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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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    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'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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    It's not that I feel uncaring

    as much as I feel a deep sense of loss. I feel as though humanity has been dwindling (figuratively) because they don't know common sense, and the violence has gotten out of control. World peace is obsolete; it has been for quite some time, and that is why I have lost hope...
    LukaLuxAurelius LukaLuxAurelius 16-17, T 1 Response Jan 22

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    a while ago i lost faith in my emotions because they only have proven to be delusional,unrational and cause me great pain most of the time and led me to commit spontaneous actions...
    AndeleAndele AndeleAndele 22-25, M Jan 3

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    I'm not always sure what's going on I guess. I'm aware of everything but it's more a matter of perception. I know this girl and I sometimes wonder where she has gone. In her head...
    figaromary figaromary 18-21, M Jan 10

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    I am but it's an odd blessing. Up until about 1-2 years back my world was only black and all I saw was darkness. The valley of death was my existence and it sucked. As dark of a...
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    You all know...Well most of you in my circle/friends that I can be seen as a nice person, good, naive, innocent, pure, etc person...But when I see blood I kind of snap. Not in the...
    ForeverStarrs ForeverStarrs 18-21, F Jan 18

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    I almost forgot about this site. I feel highly confused and empty and apathetic. I'm confused about life choices. I need some peoples attention but I feel ignored. I hate it...
    luvsoylatte luvsoylatte 26-30, F Jan 19

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    People are always shouting they want to create a better future. It's not true. The future is an apathetic void of no interest to anyone. The past is full of life, eager to irritate...
    distancerunner distancerunner 70+, M 2 Responses Jan 19

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    I am the truth teller in my family. I was the one who ruined my mother's life because she got pregnant with me out of wedlock in the 1950's as she was on her way to work on her...
    beth4405 beth4405 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    My life seems to be a spiral of having trust issues with other humans, craving affection and not being able to put forth the effort for a "romantic" relationship, or somehow...
    AmoriaKane AmoriaKane 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    Flag all you want. I have it backed up There Is No Denying It Far too many people on this site still cry Billy’s innocence, they say that he is misunderstood; they say that he...
    Contentio Contentio 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 22

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    Hello everyone, I'm Emma. This is my last post on EP. I'll miss many of you, such as Chrissaysyourock, Caitlin, Zach, Oliver, Marc, Amy, Hannah, and many others. In my most...
    Driftingminds Driftingminds 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    My greatest fear, mostly because of how very possible it is, is that beneath the vast amounts of strength and maturity that she yields, the innocence that makes her so uniquely...
    InsaneDane InsaneDane 18-21, M Jan 23

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    My mother got icy cold cause I she wanted a scarf I had ,and I could not give it to her then and there.She proceeded to dramatize how she needs nothing from me,and she is capable...
    aquabunny aquabunny 22-25, F Jan 23

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    I am a parent, a son, a brother, a lover, and a professional caregiver. I am not often apathetic, but sometimes I feel so drained by all my caring duties, that I need some time to...
    Doviov Doviov 41-45 5 days ago

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    Words are merely these sensory things gliding across our throats, released by the whip of our tongues to interrupt empty space between us. They don't 'mean' much to me. Say...
    yourtheocean yourtheocean 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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