I used to care a lot of the opinions of the others. After learning more and more about others I stopped caring. The main reason I think this happened was that most people seem to be, extremely fucking stupid.
I didn't stop caring about the issues and events that were dear to me. I'm not depressed about my own life. However I think the causes that often mean so much to others just don't grip me anymore.
I do my part with issues like homelessness, diseases and a few other mildly important causes but I think certain things just don't bother me anymore.
Religious persecution doesn't do anything for me at all anymore because I think religion is a tool that does wonders for the common idiots and powerful who seek to maintain control over them. I am not even the 'agnostic' I once thought of myself as... I'm a good natured atheist who looks down on the devoted worshippers as pathetic simpletons, too stupid to realize how pointless their faith is. I somehow managed to not become a horrible person even without god in my life. I guess morals and ethics are enough for me. In turn, when I hear of religious 'war' or 'persecution' I think of it as I do children fighting over toys.
That's only one example... I have many more that more or less come off as me being some snob with a superiority complex... maybe it's true but I JUST DON'T FUCKING CARE ANYMORE.
Should I embrace my newfound indifference? Or try to rekindle some facet of empathy I once prided myself in being full of?