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Apathy (also called impassivity or perfunctoriness) is a state of indifference, or the suppression of emotions such as concern, excitement, motivation and passion. And my friends, it is useless.
The following is an excerpt of a quote from the book We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families, a book about the Rwandan genocide in the early-mid 90’s
"For values to change, there has to be an acknowledgement of guilt, a genuine desire for atonement, a willingness to make amends, the humility to accept your mistakes and seek forgiveness. But everyone says it’s not us, its our brothers, our sisters. At the end of the day, no one has done wrong. In a situation where there has been such gross injustice and nobody is willing to seek forgiveness, how can values change?"
Honestly, this guy (Alex Sparx) has one of the most truthful explanations of what America truly is. Don’t get me wrong. I love the country I live in and I love the opportunity that comes along with it and I could not be more appreciative of everything I have given because of it, but there are broken parts too.
"If you define mass shootings as four or more people getting shot. We’ve had nearly 250 so far this year. We’ve only had 260 days! Our mass shooting average is 96%. Our mass shooting scores shouldn’t be that much higher than our math and science scores"
"Your car is German. Your vodka is Russian. Your pizza is Italian. Your kebab is Turkish. Your democracy is Greek. Your coffee is Brazilian. Your movies are American. Your tea is Tamil. Your soil is Native American. Your shirt is Indian. Your oil is Saudi Arabian. Your electronics are Chinese. Your numbers are Arabic and your letters are Latin. And you complain that your neighbor is an immigrant? Pull yourself together."
"It happens like this. One day you meet someone and for some inexplicable reason, you feel more connected to this stranger than anyone else-closer to them than your closest family-one sent to you for some higher purpose; to teach you an important lesson or to keep you safe during a perilous time. What you must do is trust in them-even if they come hand in hand with pain or suffering-the reason for their presence will be come clear in due time.
Though here is a word of warning-you may grow to love this person but remember they are not yours to keep. Their purpose isn’t to save you but to show you how to save yourself. And once this is fulfilled; the halo lifts and the angel leaves their body as the person exits your life. They will be a stranger to you once more."