Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Indifference

Elie Wiesel said:

"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference."

This started me thinking... It sounds meaningful, but can it be true?

I have no doubts that, as much as I am concerned, it is true. I'm not afraid that I could ever in any circumstances fail the Voight-Kampff test, but I know people that could fail. Quite a lot of people like that, as a matter of fact. Does that make their life just an apparition of life, them being like that? I don't know. Other person's life, to anyone looking from the "outside", is just an apparition of life.

2 comments:

suddenly suburban said...

Indifference is an unthinkable concept for me. There's no way I can wrap my mind around it. I'm a very passionate person. I either love something or hate it, no indifference here.

DerzaFanistori said...

My point exactly. :o)