And one arena in which to stage that confrontation—with madness, apathy, family dysfunction, poverty, etc.—is the theater.
The system is geared towards rewarding intense participation and punishing self-marginilization and apathy.
Those gains are threatened by apathy among the young people who voted Democratic.
Our skepticism about the hardliners in the government and the apathy of the general public cannot justify inaction.
Silence and apathy are key ingredients to a tasty helping of bigotry.
Pitt was vehemently blamed by Irish loyalists for his apathy at the crisis.
Did they wait to see how Margaret Tudor would bear her lover's apathy?
And with these words she sank down at the table in an apathy of misery.
Alma accepted the situation with an apathy that amazed Anna.
But why are the old ways, the old evil neglect and apathy, so long, so terribly long in dying?
c.1600, "freedom from suffering," from French apathie (16c.), from Latin apathia, from Greek apatheia "freedom from suffering, impassability, want of sensation," from apathes "without feeling, without suffering or having suffered," from a- "without" (see a- (3)) + pathos "emotion, feeling, suffering" (see pathos). Originally a positive quality; sense of "indolence of mind, indifference to what should excite" is from c.1733.
apathy ap·a·thy (āp'ə-thē)
Lack of interest, concern, or emotion; indifference.