You know, over the last few days, I’ve seen some pretty stupid news items come through my Facebook feed. A 17 year-old boy armed with iced tea and Skittles being shot dead by a nutcase with a cop complex. A lame bumper sticker. Anything from Fox News. Several good candidates for YMBOC.
Now, I remember a time, not so long ago, when any one of these would have elicited a full-blown rant from me. At one time, I could have written thousands of words on any of the above-mentioned topics.
Yeah, I got nothin’.
It’s official folks: I am completely apathetic.
I don’t know if it’s the weather, the fact that things are going well for me at the moment (still working on trying to enjoy that!) or what, but I can’t seem to work up a good lather over anything.
Or maybe it that fact that nothing surprises me anymore.
A politician said something stupid. The hell you say!
Someone did something stupid/cruel/horrible to another human being. Yeah, what’s new?
And he’s going to get away with it! See my last response.
Racism is still alive and well in 2012! Uh huh. I know.
Out civil liberties are being stripped one-by-one. Uh huh. I noticed that.
Now, don’t confuse my apathy for lack of caring or concern. I do care, and I am concerned. However, railing about it just isn’t in me right now. It’s as if I’m in observation mode — just taking it all in, making notes as things unfold.
Cuz, I might not comment on it, but that doesn’t mean I don’t see it or have an opinion about it. I miss very little.
I’m sure one day, something will click and I’ll be outraged, ticked and ready to denounce someone or something. But until then, I’m just going to sit back and take it all in.
Apathy…it’s an interesting thing.