Monday, January 12, 2009

Antipathy or Apathy

I at times wonder why people are so fond of blogging. A free medium of expression with no boundaries, and that too with an option of anonymity, what else can you ask for? One can write anything that he/she may wish for without thinking what the reader may think about him/her. It has become a mass hysteria... oops, am sorry! Hysteria is not a right word as it has negative connotations. It is descibed as a mental disorder. Bloggers would kill me for this and that too on my first (new) day on blogger. Phenomenon suits better. Thanks to farlex!!! Has this happenned to you too? When you were indulged in a thought process way too deep and trying in a rush to communicate it, you used words which had the exact opposite meaning of what you wanted to say.

Another example: While i was in the middle of listening to a friend, describing how a character in one of his stories was furious when he thought about something, he worte "his apathy..." and later on realised that it should have been "his antipathy..." These 2 words, though sound similar, mean two ends.

Apathy: Lack of interest or concern, especially regarding matters of general importance or appeal; a state of indifference. Lack of emotion or feeling; impassiveness.

Antipathy: A strong feeling of aversion or repugnance or in simple words, a feeling of strong dislike

I guess we still fare better on these. How about the Chinese trying their hands on these???


  1. Welcome to the world of blogging.. are you feeling as silly, as weird as i did in my first 2-3 posts?? It just gets better BTW!!! And i am totally hooked on.. why you ask.. its everything that you mentioned it was and much more!! I can be myself.. no pretenses.. i dont need to make small talk..i decide what to talk about.. i lead conversations.. its my world and i decide if you get an entry or not!! Cool isnt it!!!

  2. Very warm welcome. Please continue. The secret is to not go overboard but be consistent...quite like gymming!! :)

  3. Thanks to both of ya.... I agree with Scarlett on the consistency bit! Hope i do :)