I grew up with this feeling. I disconnected myself from everyone and everything. If a family member died, I did not mourn them. If someone told me that they like me, I would've shrugged and walked away. I moved in with my mom at age 10 and slowly got rid of it. I'm 14 now and I still have episodes every now and then when I don't feel anything, but it's not as bad anymore
crazy, when i read this its as if i started to feel like.. idk as of many' you put my feelings into words i feel the same way, some days i just feel confused all the time and rather disapointed in my self, ha i could go on but bleh just know your not alone
Perhaps it's a symptom of having to deal with too much and so shutting emotions down is part of the mind trying to cope. Maybe also a result of our media-saturated age--people just aren't built to absorb all the information bombarding them from various sources like the Internet, phones, tv, video games, often giving them conflicting signals and muddying their emotions. Rather than being in the setting we were made for, breathing in clear air in the wild, the only sounds the whisper of wind through the grass and the symphony of birds.
Yeah that is a pretty odd feeling, or lack of one. I had gotten out of a 4 year shitty relationship with this guy to whom my mum despised with a passion. And I was just meh for a couple of months with any emotion. It was like living like a robot, just going through the motions.
I think as humans we can honestly never stop thinking. Even when we sleep, we think through our dreams. That numbness to all these thoughts is a result of mind and body overload. When the two have had enough they shut down to all emotions, perspectives and thoughts causing an empty and lifeless feeling though we are still in thought.