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Difference between apathy, indifference, ignorant What is the difference between apathy, indifference, ignorance, nihilism?
Apr 1, 2018 8:47 AM
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I cannot completely agree with that explanation above. Although we use both words as synonyms, I see important differences in their connotations.

Apathy is to define as a "… lack of interest, enthusiasm or concern" (Oxford Dict.) like indifference too. Of course. But I see noticeable differences that govern the mental disposition behind those attitudes:

Apathy is very often a matter of mental impairment or disease. It is the lack of motivation or mental energy to participate in anything due to illness like dementia or autism.

Unlike apathy, ignorance is the deliberate  decision not to take any notice of something or someone.  It can have positive AND negative connotations. In both cases, someone doesn't take care for someone/something, because he/she is not being able or willing to take care for someone/something. He or she could but doesn't want to do it!

April 1, 2018
Hello!

Apathy and indifference are synonyms.

Ignorant means to not know (something). a synonym for this word is oblivious.

I don’t know that much about nihilism but it is basically an ideology that “nothing really matters” and “existence is meaningless” kind of thing. (Although it’s worth it to point out that someone can have a “nihilistic” mentality without being pessimistic about it)

April 1, 2018
Thanks all
April 1, 2018
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