I Am Apathetic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 140 People

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    kiiittykay kiiittykay
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    5 Responses Jan 6, 2008

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 15, 2014

    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

    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

    I honestly just can't bring myself to care

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

    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

    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

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 20

    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
    5 Responses Oct 4, 2015

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