posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 03:12 PM
So, as the thread title states, apathy has set in for me.
I was walking through my dining room a little while ago, and I noticed my wife attempting (in vain, as usual) to successfully fill out health
insurance information on the state website, which, because the site doesn't work, we, and our 1 year old son, are still technically not covered and
you know what? I realized that I simply don't care anymore.
Please, do not mistake this for yet another "I hate Obamacare" thread, because it isn't. This is something else entirely.
This is in no way an "I'm leaving" thread, either. I'll be here, putting my two cents in as usual, but I won't be invested in any of it, as it
really doesn't matter anyhow.
I used to read the news every morning before work, and engage in animated discussions with the guy who works with me on the early shift; I no longer
do so, because no matter what I read, no matter what scandal arises, or what "new information" comes to light on any topic, I just can't get
myself to care.
With the current administration alone, I have witnessed a seemingly insurmountable mountain of scandals that should have destroyed it, and yet nothing
came of any of them. Life went on as usual, regardless of what had occurred, or who had died.
A government "shut down" occurred, and guess what happened? Nothing. All went back to normal as soon as both sides said "you know, what? Never
mind." No one cared.
Yet, Britney Spears, Amanda Bynes, Lindsay Lohan, or Miley Cyrus (insert starlet here, it really doesn't matter who it is) do something
"outrageous" and the herd gets all in a tizzy.
A magazine asks an openly Christian man his feelings about homosexuality, which, in and of itself is ludicrous, since the answer would have been
obvious to anyone, and all hell breaks loose on social media.
A man found innocent of murder paints a freaking picture and sells it, and injustice is rampant among us once again according to the rank and file.
I guess I simply no longer understand society; maybe I'm just getting old.
There is simply no place in this world for someone who actually expects consequences and repercussions for actions, or has even the remotest personal
adherence to traditional morals and values, and even with that realization, I still don't care.
I have seen many posts on this site in which the poster claims that people are waking up, and the tide is turning, and other such nonsense, and the
only thought that comes to mind for me is: Are you effing kidding me?!
So, in a nutshell, I think I'm saying that I have completely given up with regard to people, and the world in general; it's not like anything ever
improves; it only seems to worsen.
I'm not looking for a pat on the back and a kind word, as I stated, I don't care. I think I just needed to put into words the fact that I've
realized it, and have apparently accepted it.
From here on out, I'll just watch the world go 'round and slowly destroy itself while I write fictional stories and try to maintain some semblance
of normality in my own home.
I'm not sure this qualifies as a rant, but it's as close as I can manage to come to it.