Indifferent | Note 077
Is being indifferent a bad thing?
“Marked by a lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern for something.”
“Marked by no special liking for or dislike of something.”
“Being neither good nor bad.”
“Being neither right nor wrong.”
“Being neither excessive nor inadequate.”
“Marked by impartiality.”
Am I all that the dictionary defined as indifferent?
Am I dispassionate about many things?
Am I able to appear as if I do not care?
I sure am, sometimes.
There are rewards and dangers of being indifferent. Being indifferent to things that don’t matter and don’t make a difference in your life isn’t a bad thing. Being indifferent to things that do can be.
When you take on everyone’s problems or worry about things that don’t affect your well-being and things you cannot change, you set yourself up for unnecessary stress. You can also choose not to be indifferent about things that affect your well-being, and things you can change, and things that you perceive unfair.
Marcus Aurelius said, “Learn to be indifferent to what makes no difference.” Being indifferent is often perceived as selfish, but ask yourself, is being indifferent a bad thing?