Seven Things to Do to stop yourself from falling into the ‘Indifference’ Trap

We live in unprecedented times’ — how often do we hear this these days? The phrase has been abused, and I risk repeating it at the cost of sounding cliche.

‘Death’, as in Emily Dickinson’s poem, is stopping by, whether or not someone stops for it. He has proved to be an avid traveler and travels quicker than the speed of light. It’s travelling countries, making multiple stopovers in the same locality, same street and even the same house. There’s no rationale for its taste. It shows no favoritism towards age or gender or color of skin or wealth or fame. And yet, it doesn’t appear very objective when it takes more from one and nothing from another.

But that’s not what I want to talk about here — not about the loss of a person but the slow death of the spirit of humanity. With things spiraling out of control and death assuming proportions that one had not fathomed, are we building a fortress around us to safeguard ourselves from the attack by news through television, newspapers and mobiles? Are we turning our back to it or a deaf ear because ‘Ignorance is bliss.’ What you do not know cannot hurt you.

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The ‘Indifference’ trap that your children may have fallen into

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8 comments

  1. Hi Smitha, this is a very interesting article. My sons are not indifferent, quite the opposite but the virus is nowhere near as bad here. I don’t think your daughter is really indifferent, I think it is a more almost a shock reaction where we actively protect ourselves and our hearts from to much hurt in order to protect our minds. It is to much for a young person to process. Just imagine how they feel, coming from a world were humans have seemed to control everything, even death to a large degree, and having so much freedom, to a world where a disease is running rampant and no-one is able to stop it. It is a huge and horrifying piece of information that the mind has to process. I hope this makes some sort of sense.

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    1. Hi Robbie. You’re right. It’s not indifference. It’s the sense of losing control, not knowing what to think. Your words make a lot of sense…’Its too much to process.’ Honestly, it’s not just them. I feel the same. Everyday, hearing about someone you know losing their life becomes hard to digest. That’s why I speak to them about it…so they’re not processing it all on their own and feeling distressed. Thank you Robbie for explaining it the way you have.❤

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      1. It is my pleasure, Smitha. I am struggling with this sense of implosion of my orderly and well defined world too. I really feel for our children, it is so hard for them to come to grips with all of this.

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        1. It’s nice to talk about how you feel with friends. I’m holding myself very carefully and shutting that part of my mind that let’s me wish for things I cannot have. I know if I go that way, it may be tough getting out. As always Robbie, it’s so easy to talk to you. Hugs.

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