May Great cities attract ambitious people. You can sense it when you walk around one. In a hundred subtle ways, the city sends you a message: The surprising thing is how different these messages can be.
Also meaning "absence of passion," "apathy" or "insensibility" in Greek, the term apatheia was used by the Stoics to signify a desirable state of indifference towards events and things which lie outside one's control that is, according to their philosophy, all things exterior, one being only responsible for one's own representations and judgments.
Clemens Alexandrinus used the term to draw to Christianity philosophers who aspired after virtue. The modern concept of apathy became more well-known after World War Iwhen it was one of the various forms of " shell shock ". Soldiers who lived in the trenches amidst the bombing and machine gun fire, and who saw the battlefields strewn with dead and maimed comrades, developed a sense of disconnected numbness and indifference to normal social interaction when they returned from combat.
The cure for apathy is comprehension. Since the realization of the future of an expanding universeapathy is the only intelligent response. It is in contrast to the contented feeling of self-satisfaction of complacency, driven by the illusion of the "ego".
Being able to "shrug off" disappointments is considered an important step in moving people forward and driving them to try other activities and achieve new goals. With the addition of the handheld device and the screen between people, apathy has also become a common occurrence on the net as users observe others being bullied, slandered, threatened or even sent horrific pictures.
Activist David Meslin argues that people often care, and that apathy is often the result of social systems actively obstructing engagement and involvement.
He describes various obstacles that prevent people from knowing how or why they might get involved in something. Meslin focuses on design choices that unintentionally or intentionally exclude people.
He moves that we redefine social apathy to think of it, not as a population that is stupid or lazy, but as a result of poorly designed systems that fail to invite others to participate.
Not caring whatsoever, in the eyes of some, is even worse than having distaste for something. Author Leo Buscaglia is quoted as saying "I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate-it's apathy.
It's not giving a damn. French social commentator and political thinker Charles de Montesquieu stated that "the tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in the democracy.
Many people believe that not caring at all can be worse for society than individuals who are overpowering or hateful. In the school system[ edit ] This section relies largely or entirely upon a single source. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Please help improve this article by introducing citations to additional sources.
March Learn how and when to remove this template message Apathy in students, especially those in high school, is a growing phenomenon. For example, when asked about their motivation for doing well in school, fifty percent of students cited outside sources such as "college acceptance" or "good grades".I like the faith message that I get out of the "literary device" viewpoint.
My only minor quibble is that the order of Genesis 1 is close enough to the natural scientific order. Our essay contest winners wrote about not spending more time with a sister, a dad in prison and an online relationship.
The IELTS writing task 2 sample answer below has examiner comments and is band score 9. The topic of social media is common and this IELTS essay question was reported in the IELTS test.
by Milton Friedman Introduction, Leonard Read’s delightful story, “I, Pencil,” has become a classic, and deservedly so. I know of no other piece of literature that so succinctly, persuasively, and effectively illustrates the meaning of both Adam Smith’s invisible hand—the possibility of cooperation without coercion—and Friedrich Hayek’s .
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