“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.” ~ Elie Wiesel
Recently, I have been hearing some stories of people being indifferent to the needs of others and I thought being indifferent can be very scary.
Apart from the known news about the little girl in China whom no one lent a helping hand while she laid on the ground bleeding profusely… there are a few other stories I heard that are closer to home.
They are not tragic news but still, I am saddened when I hear of them.
What have we become? Why have we become like that?
Is it in the pursuit of success that we become so self-centred?
I don’t know….
I can only hope that we will slowly regain our awareness that we do not live on this planet alone. There are many other fellow human beings living on the same planet as us, experiencing similar or even worst struggles as us.
Before we turn a deaf ear and a blind eye to someone, think….what if one day, we are in the same predicament?