Apathy is a resignation of the self. It swaddles you in safety, but it does so by alleviating you from the desires and drives that caused you pain. It drives a wedge between who you are – your burning innate desires – and your conscious mind. So you are outwardly – and even inwardly – convinced that you truly couldn’t care less about your own life.
Why aren't people naturally happy? Being a modern human is a balancing act. We are constantly shuffling between responsibilities, and I'll admit I wouldn't mind an assistant for my own life. Sometimes life is just loud; sometimes it's just a lot to deal with. But there's also the misconception that humans are wired for happiness. [...]
"Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?" - Albert Camus I often laugh as I sip my morning coffee. To the extent that I'm able to remember this quote, that is. [...]
“The [mind] is not unlike the body, in that as long as it is well, one is barely conscious of it. Let something but go wrong with its mechanism, however, and the whole aspect of things alters in a moment.” - John Custance, Wisdom Madness and Folly When the going gets tough, the tough get [...]