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Apathy and Sensitivity
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Apathy and Sensitivity

My eleven-year-old brother comes in to my room crying every single night. He's usually fine during the day but he seems to totally break down and crawl into my bed, asking what's wrong because he know's something's wrong and he can't put his finger on it. I try to convince him that there's no buglar outside and that he'll be fine in the morning. I try and tell him we'll all be safe for the night and tell him that nothing is abnormally wrong.

He answers me that something is wrong somewhere. Not necessarilly here but somewhere in the world, someone just died. And another and another. Someone was just mugged. Someone was just raped. Something bad happened. A bomb just went off. We may be safe but other people are suffering and it won't let his mind rest at night.

I realize he's right and that I'm depressed and suffering anxiety for the exact same reason.

I'm noticing a pattern where many teenagers seem to take the road of apathy while others become overly-sensitive and aware. Is the apathy just an avoidance technique? Which would you rather be?

Let's do the time warp again!
11-15-2006 01:52 PM
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Apathy and Sensitivity - Happy Camper - 11-15-2006 01:52 PM
RE: Apathy and Sensitivity - James Comey - 01-28-2014, 04:52 PM
[] - Doc Johnson - 11-15-2006, 01:58 PM
[] - Guest - 11-15-2006, 02:05 PM
[] - SoulRiser - 11-16-2006, 12:37 AM
[] - Aya - 11-16-2006, 02:37 AM
[] - Rebelnerd - 11-16-2006, 07:07 AM
[] - Guest - 11-16-2006, 12:09 PM
[] - Dark Soul X - 11-16-2006, 04:06 PM
Re: Apathy and Sensitivity - SleeperAwakes - 10-05-2010, 04:46 AM
Re: Apathy and Sensitivity - Loxor - 10-05-2010, 04:55 AM
Re: Apathy and Sensitivity - AWOL - 10-05-2010, 08:27 AM
Re: Apathy and Sensitivity - Sociopath - 10-05-2010, 08:35 AM
Re: Apathy and Sensitivity - AWOL - 10-05-2010, 08:35 AM
Re: Apathy and Sensitivity - AWOL - 10-05-2010, 03:51 PM
Re: Apathy and Sensitivity - Rebelnerd - 10-05-2010, 11:12 PM
Re: Apathy and Sensitivity - AWOL - 10-05-2010, 11:33 PM
Re: Apathy and Sensitivity - AWOL - 10-06-2010, 01:27 PM
Re: Apathy and Sensitivity - AWOL - 10-06-2010, 01:37 PM
Re: Apathy and Sensitivity - SoulRiser - 10-08-2010, 03:30 AM
Re: Apathy and Sensitivity - AWOL - 10-08-2010, 11:49 AM
Re: Apathy and Sensitivity - AWOL - 10-09-2010, 06:24 PM
Re: Apathy and Sensitivity - Jonno - 11-09-2010, 07:55 PM
Re: Apathy and Sensitivity - AWOL - 11-09-2010, 07:59 PM
Re: Apathy and Sensitivity - SoulRiser - 11-10-2010, 01:47 PM
Re: Apathy and Sensitivity - SoulRiser - 11-10-2010, 03:58 PM
Re: Apathy and Sensitivity - Sociopath - 11-10-2010, 04:36 PM
Re: Apathy and Sensitivity - AWOL - 11-10-2010, 05:50 PM
Re: Apathy and Sensitivity - SoulRiser - 11-10-2010, 07:32 PM
Re: Apathy and Sensitivity - AWOL - 11-11-2010, 03:07 PM

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