posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 03:51 PM
I’m curious fellow ATS’ers…What makes you care? What is it that gives you emotions in regards to the world around us?
I ask myself this often, in hopes of finding an answer, yet when I feel as if I’m on the cusp of discovery, words elude me.
Many of us that frequent this website are curious…about people, cultures, thoughts, dreams, society, the future, past…and everything in between.
We like to debate, we like to defend or promote our ideas with zeal, and we also accept the opinions and views of others.
We show contempt.
We show passion.
We show hatred.
We show adoration.
Often we show despair…often frustration. Sometimes even joy.
Fortunately, we are not emotionless automatons going about our days in a fog of ignorance. All because we care.
I don’t know.
Helen Keller said:
“Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.”
Do you agree with this? I know I do. Apathy is a killer. No one cares about anything anymore, unless it directly involves them and their personal well
being, or makes them "cool". (Of course, it goes a little deeper than that, but you get the idea, I'm sure)
So again, I ask; Why are many of us here immune, and if not immune, at least less susceptible to the apathy that seems to be sweeping society?
What makes you care?
I’d like to hear your thoughts on this. I know some of you can eloquently put it into words that I can’t.
I anxiously await your thoughts.