“Neither love nor terror makes one blind: indifference makes one blind.” – James Baldwin

I believe that this world is only as big as we want it to be. We don’t see the world as it is, but as we are.

And I also believe that a lot of people choose not to see as much as they could. I strenously believe people kind of like being blind to the outside world, to what doesn’t cater to their needs and desires.

What I’m really trying to say is that we’re spending most of our time being self-centred.

We are not the center of the Universe. None of us is.

The Universe, yes, it’s a huge and dark place. It’s indifferent to our needs, wants, dreams, expectations. That’s why we need to take care of each other, to help each other become the very best possible versions of ourselves.

And it’s not about what we might get by being like this, but about who we become in being like this.


11 thoughts on “Indifference

  1. The ego once wounded can lead to a world of walls where indifference becomes a small room that closes one in. It isn’t selfishness. It is necessary. It is protection. Sadly, though it is also selfish. Letting the universe in sometimes exposes us to the possibility of having our feelings hurt once again? Living life on a double-edged sword, so to speak?

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  2. The brain only has limited capacity for experience so we naturally compartmentalize. It’s easier to experience everything this way, and, as sussnicholas has said it’s protection.


  3. So true, we only see what we want to see and we mostly care about ourselves. We miss out on so much! If we started spreading love and caring for each other, we could achieve great things together. Just found your blog and I really enjoy your writing, you got a new follower!


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