Apathy in Life and School
Kennedy O'Brien, Editor
April 1, 2011
Filed under Blogs
Being apathetic means having an “absence of enthusiasm.” Sure, school can be boring and tedious, but that doesn’t mean you have to sit through the day and not make it fun, or sit in class sleeping rather than participating.
School is a place where participating in class makes the teachers really notice you, but being apathetic in class also gets you noticed too, as the kid who really just doesn’t care. Sure, we have days where we come into school exhausted, tired, and drained of energy, but if you push hard enough and work hard enough, you get through the day faster and back to your cozy bed in no time.
Me, personally, I need a whole lot of sleep to make it through the day. Thank God for coffee; it’s that little boost that helps me push through, (that and dance class), but when I get home, I crawl right into bed.
I don’t do a lot in the school; sure, I am in dance, and I help with the newspaper; but, that’s really it. I go to my classes, and then I go home. There’s no way I can go to games and such because of conflicts, like needing a ride home; besides, to me, getting my homework done is much more important than a game.
With dance and journalism, that’s all the school spirit I can handle, but there are days where I walk into those classes (fortunately they’re back to back) and I am either exhausted or just don’t feel like working anymore. Those are the days where my coffee’s worn off, and the school day’s been boring. Those are my apathetic days.
I think it’s okay to be apathetic sometimes, when you give back or show school spirit for your school in most other cases. Showing school spirit can be done by doing the simplest things, like picking up the trash on the floor or even hanging up flyers advertising school events. It’s okay to have those days where you are just tired of having to pick up after people, or hang up fliers for events. It’s okay to take a break when you do a lot for the school, everyone needs a break.
The only time it isn’t okay to be apathetic is when you are acting like an “Inferi” or a dead body (word from Harry Potter); that’s where you just walk around, take nothing in and then leave only to do the same thing the next day. That’s not okay; put some spirit into your life. You don’t have to do anything major, even if it’s buying a pencil from the school store that says New Town High, or buying a keychain with the year you graduate on it. That’s an example of supporting your school.