Lack of interest or concern, especially regarding matters of general importance or appeal; indifference.I suppose my intended use of the word was to describe a general tendency that I've seen in a lot of my peers to be resigned or uninterested as far as current events or topics of heated debate are concerned.
I used to be very apathetic, which I mostly attribute to my blindly accepting everything that my family, peers, and Sunday School teacher told me.
Once I started to form my own opinions, I became passionate about them. Before they were my own, I was quite indifferent.
The most interesting thing I found out about the word "apathy", however, is that in the first ages of the church, the Christians adopted the term to express a "contempt of earthly concerns", and it was considered to be a positive attribute.
No matter what side of the issue you are on, there is a reason for passion and interest. Like they say,
"If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention."