Will And Apathy In Human Society


If you want to predict the direction of human affairs with some accuracy, one of the first things to do is to examine the balance between will and apathy, because, in the end, that’s the determinant factor. That which is persistently strong and animated gets its way. That which is apathetic floats along in currents created by others… or sometimes just sinks.



Our way forward, as a historian noted, is “the pleasure of individual independence, the pleasure of enjoying oneself with vigor and liberty, amidst the chances of the world and of life.”