How many times have we been haunted by a state of indifference?
I think all of us have passed through this state several times. Some of us succeeded to get out of it, but others are trapped within it, sinking deeply into it.
When we’re indifferent, this means we feel nothing at all. It’s a state of escaping everything and having no interest in anything. But actually, on the other hand, there’s always a hidden feeling of a horrible burden weighing on our hearts, souls, and shoulders; it’s crushing us to the ground.
It may look like an anesthetic for our pain, but as any other anesthetic, an overdose of it will harm you and may lead you to death. This bad state will consume us gradually until we become bodies without souls.
How could anybody reach this phase and end up like this? Maybe because once upon a time we were feeling too much about too many things, or maybe because we were tormented by many thoughts and insecurities or may be we were overwhelmed by others’ opinions. So, over time, we lost courage of everything, even our ability to feel. Whatever the reason is, we have to help ourselves out of this.
We have to let ourselves feel every single moment, because all moments, whether they are breathtaking or even heartbreaking, are the true meaning of life. Through all of these feelings we grow and feel we are alive.
Life isn’t a straight line at all; it’s a series of ups and downs, and if one day our lives reach this straight line, this means one thing: it means we are dead.
We have to find a new view to soothe our aching souls, to rescue ourselves from this monster called indifference, to pull ouselves out of this exquisite form of soul destruction.
We have to understand each other, to help each other, to not overwhelm each other by opinions that don’t make sense. We have to believe in ourselves, in our feelings, interests, and dreams. We have to never give up on them.
Finally, we have to remind ourselves every now and then that indifference is, and always will be, an end. As Elie Wiesel said:
“Indifference elicits no response. Indifference is not a response. Indifference is not a beginning; it is an end.”