Simple Sunday is a meme hosted at Books for A Delicate Eternity – here we can share our favourite quotes from books, songs, poems, anything!
This week, my simple thing comes from one of my favourite authors – Lauren Oliver.
“Hate isn’t the most dangerous thing, he’d said. Indifference is.”
– Alex, from Delirium
I chose this quote because it’s been something I’ve been thinking about lately. I’m one of those people that can get really passionate about something. I have an opinion on nearly everything; any topic you can think about. So when I got into a heated discussion about an issue with a relative, they asked “Why do you care so much? It will never affect you!” and that’s when I thought, why do I care?
I believe this is the reason why. I would rather care about something than be indifferent to it. Indifference can cause negligence and a lack of knowledge. I would rather care, have an opinion, and grow with it than be insolent and indifferent.
For example – Politics. Many people are indifferent to it, cast “donkey” votes at election and have a general disregard for the people in control of our country. But what can the indifference lead to? It can possibly lead to disaster. If you don’t care, don’t make you vote count and abuse our freedom, then we can loose it. I believe there’s a great quote somewhere in “Searching for Alibrandi” about politics, indifference and using our rights. I might look for it next week to continue on this rant.
What do you think of this quote and what does it make you ponder about? Feel free to comment and share your opinions!
- Simply Sunday (#30) (delicateeternity.wordpress.com)