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I would like to know more about apathyology. My boss just happened to be out of town and I was on the internet in the humor section under philosophy. I happen to enjoy dabbling in philosophy a bit and I came across apathyology. Boy, did that ever hit the spot. I care way too much about way too many things and it is affecting me physically and emotionally (going crazy with trying to straighten out a 23 year old son who does not even give a crap about himself is only the latest - and I DO care about him) and my marriage relationship, my relationships at work (Boss drives me UP THE WALL and so GREEDY - I can't figure why I would worry about my boss) and friends and my family. In other words my caring is ruining my life, flat out and simple. My husband has told me for years not to worry so much and care so much. It NEVER sunk thru until I read up on the 10 wisdoms of apathyology and some of its philosophy. I want to know more on how this can help ME out before caring too much completely ruins me. With all the philosopy stuff I have read for years trying to discover and figure out the WHY of things, from Socrates ( Just got thru reading the book on the Trial of Socrates for FUN) to Plato to Aristotle to Aquinas to Locke etc. etc. This is the only philosphy that makes any sense that I can apply to me NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I'm 15, and "agnostic." I really didn't care much for religion, in fact I resented it. I used to think "what a waste of time." But now I found "Apathyology" and, I'll tell you, I'm going to teach it to my kids, if I have any. You have invented the perfect religion, if that's what you call it. Thank you very much. I think it's great.

A New Apathyologist,

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Uncle Cosmo, I can relate to your philosophy. There was a time when I cared about things I could not change. They made me miserable--until I no longer cared about them. What a much happier way to live! Interestingly, I did not come to this attitude through apathyology, but through Scientology, where I learned the two rules for happy living. 1) Be able to experience anything. 2) Cause only those things which others are able to experience easliy. I'd like to suggest you explore the Scientology philosophy. You may find much you agree with.

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Hey UC, I've revisited your site and do believe you have something to offer. I just finished reading The Soul Purpose by Dr. Ted Morter. It too has helped me deal with whatever I'm going through. I realize I shouldn't care and I know if I didn't care so much I'd probably feel better about things. ( my life ) Something has been missing in my life for some time. It could've been a lack of creative expression, lack of complete faith in a the Lord, an understanding of what it is I expect from myself or lack of saltwater fishing. Any guidance from UC would be appreciated. Joking aside, I'm am on a quest of sorts. It's very personal yet my hopes are I can learn from others who have already traveled down this path before me. If I were to describe myself - I would say ...searching for an understanding that will bring calm and enjoyment back into my life. It's a personal quest that I'm sure isn't really that unique among humans. It's just been new to me and for the most part a little unpleasant - but being who I am, in a few years all this will something I fondly look back at and appreciate. Patience!

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i am a college student and because of this fact, i am forever bored, so i was cruzin the net but punching my favorite words into yahoo.com and seeing what sites the results came up with. i put in "apathy" and yer site was the first on the list. let me say that when i saw it, i put it instantly on my favorites list. i enjoy your 10 rules of apathy and while they seem reasonable enough, i am still puzzled by them. wouldnt' by having rules be worthless? i mean, apathy is not caring, so why have rules? isn't that giving yourself something to care about? trying to follow those rules? but to each his own.. i really dont' care what anyone thinks one way or the other. apathy for me at least is living your life and not giving a damn what the f*** anyone thinks about it. well, i really dont' know what i was trying to say in this e-mail, but i did want to say that i really enjoyed your site. i finally found a sight that felt somewhat like i do. good job. keep up the good work. i'll be checking in again whenever to see if you put anything new up. apathetically yers,

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Dear Uncle Cosmo, I stumbled over your website and wanted you to know how deeply it effected me.  I want to join, but don't feel I care quite enough yet to send you the $12.00 membership fee. I LOVE THIS WEBSITE. I am going to make an even more intensive effort to care less and will let you know how it goes. I stumbled upon this idea earlier this year when I found myself caring about pointless things I could do nothing about for no reason. There is a large peace of mind payoff by working your apathyology. I have sent your website address to certain friends whom I think can grasp not only it's depth, but humor as well. Attempting to care less in all things,

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I'm an amateur philosopher myself. I have found enough wisdom to satisfy me in this world and I'm also an aspiring christian minister who is studying religion. This philosophy in itself is very intriguing because it mimics what I've found on my own. Caring too much leads to nothing except possible problems. This too is mimiced in the bible when Jesus contemplated the field of lilies and told his disciple to not worry for tomorrow for tomorrow will take care of itself. Please tell me more and give me reccomendations on reading perhaps? Thank you.

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I like your site and agree with much of it, but if you're so apathetic why did you make a web page?

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I just found your site randomly, and I just wanted to say, that "apathyology" mirrors my personal philosophy nearly exactly, except yours is probably more refined. I'm 21 years old, and a few years ago I began proclaiming, "Apathy is Power...but who cares?" as a joke, but in time I came to believe it, almost dangerously so. I came to believe that caring about _anything_ was a sign of weakness, until I realized that no matter how hard I tried, at the very least I couldn't stop caring about the well-being of my friends, and my own mental health. From this, I, too, decided that there are indeed things worth caring about, that vary from person to person -- and each person should be able to decide for one's self what these are -- but everything else is a waste of time and energy. But I've found that, by going with this philosophy, I sometimes feel like a blank slate. I don't have many opinions, because I can usually see both sides of any argument, and the validity of each; the act of forming my own opinion seems to necessitate revoking the validity of a differing one. Your warning against "caring too much," makes a lot of sense, by separating "thought" from "passion". In other words, I can think about something, and decide how I personally feel about it...but still remember that other people will feel differently, and respect that. So thank you. However, I STILL do not care enough to pay you $12 to spread the word. :) And if I can make a suggestion, why not "apathology" instead of the hard-to-pronounce "apathyology"? It just sounds more natural to me. But, I suppose, that's just me.

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