Have you ever just stopped caring about your life?

I got B's in every class this semester....and I don't really care, even though if it continues, I'll lose my scholarship, but I don't even care about that anymore...I actually feel like it would be a weight off my shoulders. I got a traffic ticket the other night....and I don't really care, despite knowing it will probably cost a couple hundred dollars. I work at a job where I constantly have patients yelling at me because their doctor won't call them or because their insurance won't pay for their medicine.....and I don't care. The only thing I really care about at this point is what happens with my dad and his illness. Do you think maybe that's why the other things don't bother me? Because his cancer is much bigger than the other things I listed? I used to just consider myself easy-going, but now it's getting to the point that I'm starting to think there might be something wrong with can't be normal to not care what happens with your life one way or the other, is it?? If you actually read all that, thanks. Any opinions/similar stories?

Asked By: Jamie - 12/14/2008
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Well, first of all, I don't think there is anything wrong with you. While your dad's cancer may be responsible for you becoming more apathetic towards other facets of your life, I believe that alternative explanations are more likely... More
Answered By: asig33882003 - 12/14/2008
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You're perfectly normal, Jamie =) lol trust me, my grades are worse than yours and I am positively sick of school, and I just want to work and not have to *think* anymore! I think a bit of apropos hits everyone )) And 'tis the season to be sluggish, anyway )
Answered By: Samian's Sixth Account - 12/14/2008
Doesn't sound to me that there is anything wrong with you, or that you are suicidal or anything, it just sounds like you are becoming apathetic/passive... More
Answered By: C.E - 12/14/2008
I think that you should just stay at your dad's side you would regret it if anything happened to him. On Thursday my friend she is younger than me shes 12 walked in on her dad and 8 year old sister dead. I started to cry I feel so horrible for her. Stay by ur dad she didn't have that choice. Not caring u have a right... More
Answered By: Jessica - 12/14/2008
I think what is happening with your dad might very well be causing you to not care about other things in your life. If you have been close to your dad, and it is making you sad, that would deplete your energies. Even if you are not close, having someone in your immediate family have a major illness like cancer can give... More
Answered By: R - 12/14/2008
I know how you feel, to have so many things, big things happen to you and not even care anymore. Im sorry about your dad, and i can see that you care so much for him, and you want him better. I think you have something, you want your dad better so that is all you are focusing on, its a big part in your life. just take... More
Answered By: ;) always... - 12/14/2008
apathy is normal, for me any way i just go through the motions of life hope for the best it sounds like you have a healthy approach to what you should care about to me
Answered By: mary x - 12/14/2008
I went through a very rough time once. I was in so much emotional pain that I actually was seriously considering suicide. But I just hunkered down and got through it... More
Answered By: Word Nerd - Avatar Classic - 12/14/2008
I always take care of life
Answered By: George Bush In Iraq-Barack Obama - 12/14/2008
It sounds like you are just overworked and overwhelmed give yourself a break. If you an take a few days off work and sit out of school take yourself to a movie or read a book do something selfish just for you.
Answered By: Erin S - 12/14/2008
i really know how u feel! i really do!
Answered By: travus72 - 12/14/2008
my dear welcome to life... More
Answered By: just266me - 12/14/2008
Been there done that. Jamie, I thought I'd let you know, I gave my notice at my job, and my last day is Christmas Eve :o... More
Answered By: D.J. - 12/14/2008
I'm no Dr Phil but it sounds like you're a normal teen aged young woman. I can't tell you to buckle down on the grades because it seems you're doing fine. As for the traffic ticket, I'm sure you were probably thinking about something that distracted you from your driving. (I still think the cop just likes you) Now... More
Answered By: William C - 12/15/2008
Your are attaining a different thinking process with a better level of maturity... More
Answered By: Shyam - 12/15/2008
I think it's a normal response to your situation. It's hard to care about anything else when a loved one is in a life threatening situation
Answered By: angus archibald - 12/17/2008
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