Apathy: It's not you, it's me.
by, 10-16-2008 at 05:18 PM
The other day at work, I went into the lounge and someone asked me how my day was going and how my kids were doing. I said that I wasn't sure, the kids were really just "apathetic" that morning and just couldn't pull it together for whatever reason.
As soon as the word "apathetic" left my lips, I realized I was describing myself.
I was distracted, my day was not planned out well, I had 2 meetings to go to after school, I had homework to do for my own class... I was apathetic and the kids picked up on it and reflected it back to me.
Well, that's not good! Having that lightbulb moment totally turned my day around, and thankfully it was early enough to make a difference. I guess the moral of the story is that when you don't get back what you want from someone, you should check yourself to see what you are putting out there in the first place. It might just be you!