What about apathy vs. participation? Some people aren’t interested, others don’t care and there are those that don’t have time to participate. And that is their choice. Personally, I’m happiest when learning, engaging in areas of interest or involved with stimulating conversations where both parties share and respect each other’s thoughts or opinions. I’m also interested and concerned as to the overall direction of our nation and the world in general. I choose to be a part of life and sincerely believe one person can make a difference and a group of “many” can do more.
Complacency in itself isn’t a bad place to be; however, it can promote idleness which in turn feeds the apathetic attitudes. Engaging in topics, issues or areas of concerns can help to keep idleness at bay and promote interests and self-worth through participation.And for individuals that are comfortable with apathy… again, that is your choice and is respected here.
Apathy can be stifling leading to indifference and lack of interest and concern. It can be considered a form of self-contentedness. There is more regard today for immediate self-gratification that is oftentimes driven by greed and selfishness. Today’s motto could read, “if it doesn’t affect me, I don’t care”. For whatever reason, we have become a society of tolerance and accepting all behaviors and actions without questions. Being apathetic creates a world of idleness and, “I don’t care.” Not a very productive place to be. Or is it? I suppose it depends on one’s beliefs.
What motivates you? Perhaps writing articles, joining volunteer groups or getting involved in areas that are of concern to you is a start.
What do you care about today?
- Family and friends
- Family pets
- Financial security
- Purchasing affordable health insurance
- State of our world
- The actions or inaction’s of our government?
- Maintaining friendships
- Future debt of our nation
- Planning for retirement
- Finding employment
- Wanting to help others
So what do you care about… or do you? There is no right or wrong answer here. We all make choices and have a right to our perspectives on various issues or topics. The question I ask myself is am I happy with where I’m at in my life… do I like me?
“Son of man, you live in the midst of the rebellious house, who
have eyes to see but do not see, ears to hear but do not hear;
for they are a rebellious house.” ~Ezekiel 12:2