Dealing with apathy- Saturday Symphony # 38

Ponderous thought prompt.

For the month of May, do some research, or draw from experience, a way in which you’ve got someone who is seemingly apathetic, to open up.

You can use art, images and any form of writing. Pingback here by pasting this post’s link in your own post, and I’ll visit and feature your works in next month’s Symphony.


Apathy is the biggest ill of our society

We seek attention and love from others

Yet we cannot see beyond our own issues

When we put our own pain, hurt, and issues first

We don’t realize that others are suffering too

This apathy dulls our sensitivity toward others

Many a times, I’ve seen young people ignore the issues

Others are facing and the pain they are going through

So I try to awaken their empathy by pointing out to them

That though they are lucky to be free from such suffering

Others around them are experiencing distress and have difficulties

Lend a helping hand, a sympathetic ear and a shoulder to lean on

For together we are one body where the ill of one should cause pain to the rest

Instilling the habit of doing charitable deeds in younger ones

Is to my mind the best antidote to cure apathy


In response to Saturday Symphony # 38, hosted by Jude



49 thoughts on “Dealing with apathy- Saturday Symphony # 38

  1. You have a very insightful and caring perspective on apathy which is indeed a serious problem in our society. I appreciate your courage and wisdom to challenge it and encourage young people to be more empathetic and charitable. You are making a positive difference in the world. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and actions. 👍👏👌😊🙏

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  2. I am not sure when it started – but in most US Schools (Jr High or High School) part of the curriculum for graduation is a community service project. Teaching our children to care for others is important. And they learn by example. It is hard though to confront strangers when we see them being cruel.

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