I don’t care anymore

I dont care anymore

I sit down and try to come up with a new topic for an opinion piece in “The Web,” slowly arriving at the realization that I don’t care enough about any of my own opinions to compose an entire article based on one. It’s slightly disheartening, but thanks to my new apathetic outlook on life, I don’t really care.

In past years I have had enough obligations to keep me grounded, and while I still seem to have many of the same responsibilities, I lack all the motivation that helped me get work done. I’ve always felt this way on some level, bragging that even as a sophomore I already had senioritis. But if I thought it was bad then, I was in for a rude awakening. Trying to get myself to care about my grades yields about as much result as attempting to resurrect someone from the dead.

Apathy is a surprisingly harmful mental state, because once you abandon your emotional interest in one aspect of your life, it’s hard not to let it spread to all aspects. It starts with school: “It’s senior year, what do grades matter so long as I’m not failing?” a sentiment I’ve repeated to myself countless times over the course of the semester and have yet to come up with any sort of life changing answer.

After forsaking my investment in school, I find it a lot easier not to care about other things too. The chain of my priorities was ripped apart when I decided I no longer cared about what should be the number one concern, school. If I can’t accomplish the first thing on my list, then I cannot move onto the second, at least that has been my logic as of late.

However, if I wanted to be less apathetic towards life on a day to day basis, then the only solution I could see was to start trying out some new things.

There are so many ways to get involved, and it’s foolish not to take advantage of those opportunities. Participate in whatever you think you might be interested in. Don’t hold back because you don’t have a friend to join it with or because you’re afraid you won’t be good at it. This year I joined improv and quiz bowl, and I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m pretty horrible at both of them.

Teachers, parents or other authorities always say that it’s healthy to be involved in the community or school. I always thought it was something they said so you would have something to put on your resume, but this year I’ve finally recognized the importance of having things you are passionate about. If you don’t care about anything, then it’s hard to be excited about things. Do yourself a favor and search for something to care about, it could be anything (except LoL, that’s dumb.)