Monday, May 21, 2007

Indifference

It's been said that indifference is worse than hatred. I tend to agree.

But indifference can be approached another way. Indifference can be used to describe the zen-like state of egolessness. Egolessness - is that even a word?

We, as humans, tend to care too much or not at all. This is such polarizing behavior that it is possibly damaging to us. If we were to try to change and become more (positively) indifferent, would it be a good thing? Or would we be going against our true nature?

It's hard to say. We can't divorce ourselves from our culture. To pretend that we are actually individuals is perpetuating a myth.

1 comment:

Discombobulated said...

i think indifference is worse than hatred only towards the person/place/thing that is made to feel indifferent.
i really like the idea though of it being a state of egolessness. after all, it is our ego that hurts when we believe someone is indifferent towards us.
i think not caring though, is the first step to not changing. you have to care enough to want to change an aspect of yourself, so maybe not caring will stunt that growth....hmmmm...
a certain amount of difference could do some good as well.
it's probably more about balance.