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I Am Apathetic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 143 People

    DepressiveDementor DepressiveDementor 18-21, F Jan 23

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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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    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 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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    Sometimes I am like this.

    The mixture of feeling nothing, sadness and anger.Though I really want to find something to care about. I really doubt I was ever happy except when I was a kid and wanted to be carefree but after I shouldn't be curious and excited I stop and now I am not curious or excited about...
    Overdrive18 Overdrive18 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 12, 2015

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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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    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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    kiiittykay kiiittykay 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 8, 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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    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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    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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    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 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 1 Response Jan 21, 2013

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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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    If you’re looking for a post that’s written

    horribly, well you’ve come to the “write” place. Hehe. Just recently, I informed my mother of my terrible marks in school. Oh how livid she was, referring to me with terms such as “lazy *****” and “******* liar.” She also brought up how she admired my handicapped...
    Happeningdude Happeningdude 16-17 6 Responses Oct 4, 2015

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    Well, I think I am becoming more

    and more indifferent. I remember when I used ponder and ponder all these things and cared for people and developing true friendships and whatnot. I remember when things actually mattered to me, but now I feel indifferent towards everything I once deemed significant. I feel as...
    TotidemVerbis TotidemVerbis 18-21 Jan 20

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    I feel nothing. Absolutely nothing.

    However, I will only feel things if they are associated with me, I would still feel them. Today, my dog was diagnosed with cancer. I love my dog, and I preferred the option of putting him down as soon as possible. Even if it's a sibling, I still feel nothing. When my older...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 17, 2015

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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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    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...
    b4realz b4realz 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2012

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    I honestly just can't bring myself to care

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

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    I remember once in 10th grade our class had

    this assignment where people described who they were and what experiences shaped their life. And everyone had a sad story and after that person told their story about 99% of the class was in tears. I wasn't and I'm pretty sure a couple of other kids weren't crying. This is the...
    CreepyBabyHead CreepyBabyHead 18-21, F Jan 13

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    FRIEND: I'm going to commit suicide!

    ME: -_- FRIEND: I'm pregnant! ME: -_- DOCTOR: You have cancer! ME: -_- HOMELESS PERSON: The world is going to end tomorrow! ME: -_-
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 10, 2015

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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 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...
    TotidemVerbis TotidemVerbis 18-21 2 Responses Feb 15, 2014

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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 am selfish. I don't care

    for other people. The person you all saw, was just a product of how we're programmed to work. As a child, I was reprimanded selfish by my whole family. I did not bother asking how or why that is so, because I could not bear another word out of their yacking mouths. So I...
    dustyoldclock dustyoldclock 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2015

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    Don't be apathetic. People who express vulnerability, authenticity, and humanity are the best givers in this world.
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    It was a Saturday, around nine o'clock. I remember I had been feeling particularly apathetic that day, since a second, strong bout of depression had hit me the beginning of that...
    Kaoruk100 Kaoruk100 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It's times like this I wish I was apathetic. Maybe then I wouldn't panic over dumb **** all the damn time. Is it weird that I mostly never cry? I only ever do when getting yelled...
    ApatheticSpark ApatheticSpark 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    This may be difficult for some people to read due to its content. I feel very dead and apathetic. I want to stop living. I want to discontinue this story. I want to cut myself...
    nicaea nicaea 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I am a naturally happy person! Lately, I have been notice'n some people seem to just assume that, if a body doesn't make a big, honk'n deal out of serious things, they are...
    betsysmiles betsysmiles 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    I could not find a date. Plus, I had a apathetic feeling towards the social life at school. I had less than 10 people whom I would call a friend at my high school.
    kcthinker kcthinker 41-45, M Jan 22

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    Different isnt depraved Greedy is Especially when violent And apathetic to the masses
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 21

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    I'm at my first year, studying engineering and freaking out. I can't bring myself to do anything. My life has become so boring and I have always promised I won't be this way...
    IcedPhoenix IcedPhoenix 18-21, F Jan 19

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    I come from a large extended family, among which I was the middle cousin. I also come from a small close family, of which I am the middle child. My sister is one of those...
    Nahkriin Nahkriin 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    ENERGY. It's the very stringy and vitality we require to live a dynamic, driven and determined life. WE all have it and we all need it, yet many of us find ourselves lifeless...
    PsychicVampGirl PsychicVampGirl 26-30, F Jan 17

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    I tend to watch, observe, listen, understand and learn about people. I like to be anonymous. I love to blend, the best feeling that gives me a rush is when you know me or you have...
    UndisclosedInformation UndisclosedInformation 18-21, M Jan 16

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    New member here: I joined out of pure frustration. Currently, I'm dealing with a plethora of horrible and ridiculously hilarious dilemmas. I'm under certain time constraints, so I...
    PassiveActivist PassiveActivist 70+, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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    Corrupted Superego: Incredibly condescending, doesn't see self as human at all, very negative view of humanity, total harpy over being good and is a moral stickler Ego: Bitter...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    Woke up, exhausted, despite getting a full 8 hour's sleep. It was 11 am. Not being able to shake the heaviness of sleep I shut off my alarm, only to be forced up a few minutes...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F Jan 9

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    I don't particularly care about anything or want to do anything. I'm tired of everything and just don't care. I feel so apathetic, but somehow, there is a part of me that says it...
    KimTin33 KimTin33 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    Empathic people are natural targets for sociopaths - protect yourself -- Science of the Spirit -- Sott.net Empathic people are natural targets for sociopaths - protect yourself...
    chiefpointingatthesun chiefpointingatthesun 51-55, M Jan 9

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