Apathy


What is between love and hate?

Apathy is between love and hate. Apathy is a lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern. It comes from the Greek apatheia which means without feeling, and apathos without suffering. It means that you just don’t care one way or the other about something. You don’t like or dislike, love or hate something. You just don’t care. You have no feeling whatsoever about something. That is the place between love and hate. Like and dislike and just degrees of love and hate. You care about something, though not as strongly as loving or hating something. But the true space between love and hate is not feeling at all and that is apathy.

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About mairedubhtx

I am a "youngish" grandmother of 15 year old twin granddaughter who has recently (is a year "recent"?) adopted Islam as my way of life, much to the consternation of my family. I love to read. I love to write. I am writing a book about my decision to revert, about my spiritual journey. I have another blog about stories from my youth, my parents, and grandparents. It's a blog so my OCD daughter will not be able to throw it out when I die. I suffer from depression and anxiety, for which I am treated, so my posts may be a bit dark at times. C'est la vie.
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One Response to Apathy

  1. Judith says:

    It’s OK to say I just don’t care. Apathy is a great word. Thanks

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