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The Danger of Indifference: Some Thoughts for the Week


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“I came to a conclusion that the peril threatening human kind today is indifference, even more than hatred.”

This article (with video and audio) about holocaust survivor, writer, poet and human rights activist Elie Wiesel, comes from WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station. You can read and hear more at http://www.wbur.org/2014/02/10/elie-wiesel-visionariesI feel compelled to post it here, because I feel that this apathy, this “I don’t care,” is becoming a growing global affliction. It is certainly present in Jamaica, in so many ways, so many situations. Indifference to suffering and injustice and pain. And there is also the violence: “Haven’t we learned anything?” asks the Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Another Peace Prize winner Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said “Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Yes, hatred is a burden. But, as Mr. Wiesel notes, it takes a lot of energy to hate. Indifference is easy…

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