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Throughout your life, in general...... have you become more caring or more apathetic & why do you think you have gravitated one way or the other

RuyLopez · 56-60, M Best Comment
More caring to those that deserve it. More apathetic to those that don’t.

ravenwind43 · 46-50, F
That's a good question. I think I'm more open and considerate of different people and situations than I used to be. I'm caring towards those that deserve it and that I'm close to. Going through grief and how it affects your state of mind has made me more aware of others. (They could be experiencing pain I know nothing about.) Sometimes I struggle with personal apathy but I try and balance it.
Mikla · 56-60, F
Definitely more caring as I get older. With age comes the wisdom of years past and mistakes made. Also, I was diagnosed at age 57 with MS, not just any MS but the worst one.
There's nothing like an incurable disease to get your priorities straight and know what is truly important in life. :)
Piper · 61-69, F
Those things I was somewhat apathic about haven't changed very much. Neither have those things I care a lot about. They only thing that has changed, is a clearer recognition of what things I can actually do much if anything about, and less inclination to carry the weight of those.
Queendragonfly · 31-35, F
Selective empathy
I'd say more caring & I think I gravitated that way because I spent my whole life not giving a shit & I got tired of throwing it all away.

I used to live life like I was trying to die. The things that hit me the hardest were friends or family looking my in the eyes & telling me that they need me here... especially my brother & sister
@ChiefWalksWith40oz I’m okay. And you?
@DarkHeaven pretty alright too 😌 life's been chill lately but that'll probably end soon 😅
@ChiefWalksWith40oz I’ve had a lot of emotional stuff, lately. But that’s life too, ya know? This too shall pass, for better or for worse. Be safe and be well. 🌸
4meAndyou · F
Much more caring.

Like most people, I lived a good part of my life just coping with family, abuse, jobs, and all the work involved in owning things...all while going through my own private version of hell with the exes...two of them.

After being hurt SO much...and for such a long time...you either decide that you will try to protect other people, so that they will never have to feel the same gut wrenching pain...or you curl up into a ball and die.

Needless to say, I ain't dead yet!!!!
TheFragile · 41-45, M
I've become more caring, basically because I've realized that life's too short to be any other way.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
I’m not apathetic but then again I don’t let others manipulate me , that might seem apathetic but I know when someone is trying to play me. I save my empathy for those who don’t do that .
Buildingadoor · 26-30, F
Caring. Because most of my childhood was violent, and it has scarred me, I had to learn how to express love, and I started to see that it heals me.
I cared before and still do, but I think I’ve become more aware of when I can help, and when I really can’t. I understand my limitations now.
I've become quick to disregard people if I sense any BS, but I think I'm still mostly a nice guy. 🤷‍♂️
i seen my fellow 'human' during the plandemic.
frankly. i wouldnt care if a great deal dropped off the earth..
More caring, I guess. It’s easier to empathize after you lived your own hell.
JimboSaturn · 51-55, M
More accepting and caring. My world is less black and white.
Imsleepy · 26-30
More caring. I don’t know why. It would be much easier being apathetic.
Selectively careing to some and apathetic towards the rest
LetsGoBrandon · 31-35, M
Hhhmmm I can care or I shouldn't....it all depends
Apathetic. I don't know why.
wildbill83 · 36-40, M
pragmatically cynical

90% of the time, your good intentions will either be discarded as vain or twisted and used against you. Show any sort of kindness or compassion, and people will start using you as an emotional punching bag. Give someone an inch & they'll take a mile.
RuyLopez · 56-60, M
Thanks for BC.
RoxClymer · 41-45, M
I am polar opposites, I am apathetic, because no one has cared about me, but I try to care because I know what it's like to have no one care.
deadgerbil · 22-25
With family, more apathetic bc they made bs excuses to justify their behavior so I choose to keep to myself
LadyBronte · 56-60, F
Apathetic. Cynical. Used and lied to too many times. Now I find I am incapable of caring for most people anymore.
Starcrossed · 41-45, F
For a long time I let myself grow apathetic but I'm trying to foster my empathy, gratitude and be more curious.
DearAmbellina2113 · 41-45, F
I still care but I am old enough to know I don't have the power to change things.
Lilymoon · F
Apathetic tbh....but I'm workin' on it
caccoon · 36-40
More apathetic

I am overly emotional

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