Thursday, April 12, 2007


something i came across....'n which i endorse...



Blogger Sarfraaz Ahmed said...

That would be true when you are fed up with things not moving your way in life. Instead of embracing apathy, I would suggest to own up the responsibility for your current situation and find ways to not repeat the same mistakes.

Thursday, 12 April, 2007  
Blogger Puthali said... apathy much different frm stoicism? 'n stoicism is an institution in itself advocated by many religions, philosophers....aint tht wht Buddha preached too? this may probably lead to a nice philosophical discussion...

Thursday, 12 April, 2007  
Blogger Chax said...

that was an oxymoron
Apathy is a state devoid of emotion or feeling, isn't it? Or have I got the meaning wrong ?
And the second phrase reads "You'll feel better" .... i mean .. what's the deal here ?

Sunday, 15 April, 2007  
Blogger Puthali said...

well it is an oxymoron...but oxymorons do make a whole lot of sense...most of da here it just means,to not get hurt, better to be devoid of emotion....'n if u r not hurt...u feel better... :D

Sunday, 15 April, 2007  
Blogger Sarfraaz Ahmed said...

Not sure what Buddha preached about apathy and stoicism. But, going by the definitions, apathy and stoicism are certainly not the same things.

Apathy is lack of enthu and thus not doing anything. Stoicism is being bold and rational enough to understand and accept all things happening with toughness.

In a way, apathy could mean feeling sick with life and running away from it.

Stoicism means being mature enough to accept the reality and face it bravely.

That's just my understanding, not sure how correct i am on it. :-)

Tuesday, 17 April, 2007  
Blogger Bharathraj G. N. said...

hmmm...apathy, stoicism and buddha!..i say, dont be too concerned about anything and don't be too unconcerned either.

Thursday, 19 April, 2007  
Blogger @di said...

absolute apathy is impossible for a thinking creature like homo sapiens. we do need to care about something or other to keep our motor moving.

but yes, we do use indifference (as a tool among other things) towards certain things, people, events etc in order get past them.

getting dis-connected with every thing around you would require a बोधी वॄक्ष (Bodhi Tree) :)

Tuesday, 01 May, 2007  

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