THE VIRTUE OF APATHY

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AN EXPLORATION OF HOW APATHY
CAN SAVE US FORM THE LIES
OF SOCIETY, LOVE, CARING, AND RELIGION

Submitted: January 07, 2012

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Submitted: January 07, 2012

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THE VIRTUE OF APATHY:



AN EXPLORATION OF HOW APATHY

CAN SAVE US FORM THE LIES

OF SOCIETY, LOVE, CARING, AND RELIGION


“I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest.” -A. Whitney Brown

The three greatest disadvantages to human beings are our obsession with love and emotion, our lack of indifference, and the existence of organized religion. All of these sprout from a belief in the sanctity of society.

“I find a fatal flaw in the logic of love.” -A Call to Apathy


Apathy would be good for the world. Why do humans obsess over things and people? They let them consume their lives, and most do not know how to actually not care. People can often be heard saying that they “do not give a f—,” but the reality is quite the opposite. They all care—most of them anyway. Few can truly create a disconnect between themselves and the world; that is, society, other people, materials, and even the rare useless emotions. All humans care to some extent; however, some can turn off this impulse. Apathy gives those individuals control.

Love is dumb. The very logic of it is flawed. As if one person could care about us no matter what we do! Clearly impossible, love is fallacious. Take the Christian god, whose followers claim to be not just infinitely loving (for that would be too low-key) but the definition of love. Not even that thing, though can really love everyone, a fact clearly demonstrated in the Bible. There is always some way to erase what some claim to be love, and this is why love is a lie.

Love is out of the question, so what is left? Really caring about someone; and what good is that? This is why I must contradict myself. Love is possible, but not in any societal promoted way. Never! For the love proposed here is hated by society. How pitiful for the wretched institution. I assert that the only way love can be created is within ourselves; yes, we must love ourselves. I know that I am all that I indefinitely have to love me. As nice as it sounds, I could never allow myself to fall for the notion of love between two entities. That robs drive, which can only be found in ourselves.

I see people who I envy, but could not imagine being like they are. They seem infinitely happy, but this is only for a time. Only so much time passes before the inevitable occurs: they are crushed by the same person that made them happy. Eventually, all relationships come to an end, and then that is all they are: an end of suffering and pain.

“There is no cause or effect, there is only the indifference of the universe.” -Al Goldstein

If the universe is indifferent, then humanity should take a lesson. A staunch indifference to anything that does no affect us is how we can maintain the love and motivation within ourselves: by not taking what anyone else has to say to heart and by living for ourselves. But it is more than that. We must be our own friends and parents; our own gods. We must regulate our emotions and actions; but more importantly, we must love ourselves. We must be perfect to ourselves at the moment while we strive and strive to improve and be better for the future. If any man strives be perfect for anyone but himself, he will fall so miserably short. Never hate yourself for what you are not; instead, work to make yourself what you really are. Deject and reject all outside influences and be nothing but your pure self. People will tell you that you made yourself that way, but you shall honestly inform them that you did nothing except be yourself. That is my wish for humanity. That each individual man can be his own god; can think for himself; can act on his own desires; can live for himself first and others later.

“Born again?! No, I'm not. Excuse me for getting it right the first time.” -Dennis Miller


May I also note that any arbitrary cause is not you, and to claim to live for one is one of the worse crimes that could possibly be committed against yourself, humanity, and nature. Living for yourself and others second is invalid when you are really living for a descriptor. Dogma is not you, and it should not be anyone else; therefore, it is against Nature’s law to punish someone who thinks differently than you. Those who see conformity as a want of society should be punished.

I see the many problems with organized religion, which I have observed to cause the most human suffering. Neither the relative happiness in atheistic nations, oppression in theocratic nations, nor the countless human genocides that have resulted from religious views should be mentioned; this is common knowledge for any intelligent person, but it is included to help the uniformed. People seem to think that their god has given them the right to be a—h—es, and this is so far from the truth. Religion is a fairy tale, and religious conformists do not deserve my time because they are idiots. They are incapable of taking in evidence and changing their views. Too afraid to have to stand alone and for themselves rather than with a god, they cower and “surrender” their lives to some discretionary, imagined force. Too afraid to try and change the world in the short time they are given, they cling to the fallacy that there is a god, so no human is worth anything, and that there is a heaven, so there is no reason to accomplish much in this life, save depressing free thought. Eternity with the man in the sky is much more important. I wish that when they die they could see that they were wrong, but they will see nothing.

I have been far from apathetic because I am scared for humanity. I am scared that close to no one is able to think for themselves, and that people get too caught up with love or other simultaneously invaluable and meaningless emotions. Serotonin and dopamine disintegrate, but accomplishments for the sake of humanity last beyond us. They keep on living while we are dead, so indifference to love and other emotions would serve us well. I can understand, but not comprehend why people put their feelings over their accomplishments. The latter is more valuable, and I wish it would not go ignored as it does, but society seems to tells us otherwise. Dogma! Dogma! What could be better? I hope that humanity can improve itself, but I have doubts.

Go forth and prove my doubts wrong.


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