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Monday Morning Motivation – Apathy

By: Curt Stowers

Sharing Resources to Help You Grow Personally, Professionally & Financially

Sometimes it helps to get a little dose of encouragement—along with a good cup of coffee!—to start the day.

Hopefully the message below will help you get off to a good start for the week.  Please feel free to forward the newsletter on to others that you think would benefit from the content.


Many people think that the opposite of love is hate. Wrong. The opposite of hate is apathy.

When you love someone or something, your heart is on fire for it. You pursue it with passion. It permeates your thoughts. The expression “love of your life” is very apropos as it describes that state of being where you are almost literally consumed with the object of your love.

Conversely, when you adopt an attitude of apathy towards something, it moves to that place of “out of sight, out of mind.” It is as if the entity does not even exist.

Unfortunately, sometimes over time we move from a state of love to a state of apathy. Fortunately, we have the power inside each of us to focus our thoughts and attention. To choose love over apathy. And that’s the key that many people take way too long to understand: ultimately love is a choice and not a feeling.

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • Are you choosing love or apathy?

Thanks for sharing a bit of your time with me this Monday morning 

Have a great week!



About MMM: Each week I publish “Monday Morning Motivation” in the hopes that at least one person will find a bit of inspiration and that this inspiration will have a positive impact on their life. My motivation comes from experiences, reading, sermons, and discussions.

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