My supermarket has a small community bulletin board that you see as you exit with your shopping. On it is the usual collection of flyers advertising various forms of music lessons, social and sporting clubs. These are all fairly generic but one particular flyer did catch my eye. It was from Monash University and it was seeking volunteers to participate in a study of apathy. The text described how they were looking for people who struggled to get things done and who would describe themselves as apathetic.
On the bottom of the flyer were a series of those tear off phone numbers and some had been torn off, obviously by people people wanting to take part in the study.
But then I thought if you tear off one of the numbers can you be truly thought of as being apathetic?