Apathy. The feeling brings about a lame essence that bombards you with it’s ability to dispose of any motivation you had. It’s as slick as oil but as deathly as your own grave, nothing can compare to it’s doomed destination. Apathy’s only conduit is to bring you as far away from your God-given destiny as it possibly can. It drugs you with the ability to settle for meritocracy once it has robbed you of your purpose in life. Apathy has been defined as something bad; a circumstantial feeling that one should avoid because it is unhealthy to indulge in. Although, (in spite of my degrading description of apathy) I would like to argue the contrary. Perhaps it isn’t so bad after all, maybe it is a beneficial factor to find yourself feeling apathetic. If you can channel an emotion, feeling, or circumstance to work in your favor- then apathy can be of great use to you to get what you desire. In order to do this, you have to have an open mind, and you must be in full acceptance of inevitably feeling stupid- otherwise, this unorthodox method of utilizing apathy will be of no use to you. When you are feeling apathetic, be conscious of it and be fully aware of your condition. Accept it. Embrace it. Analyze it. Start with asking yourself why. Why are you feeling apathetic? Be transparent with yourself, there really is no purpose in lying to yourself by sugar coating the reason you are feeling apathetic. It’s a waste of time to do that, just be honest- you are your only witness anyways, so you may as well bite the bullet and tell yourself why. I say “bite the bullet” because, 100% of the time- your feeling of apathy is completely unnecessary and really has no logical justification for it. Hate me yet? Just wait. The reason why we feel lazy and not motivated is necessitated to something immature, childish, and of no significance. Really, think about it. “I’m not finishing up a job my boss asked me to do because… I don’t want to.” “I’m not doing summer assignments because… I don’t want to start it.” “I’m not trying in my relationship because… I shouldn’t have to.”. These are very generic examples but I’m sure you have said at least one of these, myself included- as well as the rest of the world. You’re not alone, I promise. This is the harsh, yet simple reality of our reasoning when we don’t want to do things. We just choose to mute and ignore how idiotically liberal we sound- and we get ticked off when someone tells us how we sound. It all goes back to our universal issue of pride. Apathy is something only you can fix and accommodate to your benefit, no one else can do it for you. Apathy can act as a great avenue to lead us in a productive direction. Once you have become fully aware of why you are feeling lethargic, and you’ve came to open realization as to how immature your reason sounds- you can then start to use it productively. Its pretty hard to acknowledge our own immaturity, but by simply doing it- you are that much more mature. Getting past that is as hard as it gets; because what’s harder than having to swallow your own pride? You have to use your apathy to motivate you. It perfectly makes no sense, that’s the beauty of it. Apathy is an excuse. An excuse to not do anything; to be rebellious, to be liberal- all of which make up the characteristics of the victim submerged in it. None of us want to be that person, and when you find yourself feeling apathetic… embrace that person within you and become aware of it’s rhetorical justification- that is enough to motivate you to get up and be productive. Apathy can be a motivating factor if you know how to identify that different person you become when you’re feeling careless for everything, you just have to humble yourself to your temporary immaturity and you’ll gain an everlasting maturity to look past your circumstance. Humility is the key to maturity, maturity is the breaking point of apathy, and apathy is the great avenue to productivity.