The Opposite of Life is Indifference-So What Are You Doing About It?

Posted on April 3, 2013 by


Apathy or indifference? (Photo credit: Toban B.)

The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.

The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference.

The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference.

And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.

– Elie Wiesel

Be honest, now. Wouldn’t  your life more meaningful if you just stood up for…

your self?

your child?

your job?

your beliefs?

for something?

for someone?

So why don’t you? Why are you indifferent?



Worried about what someone might think of you?

What if that’s what Elie Weisel thought?

Or Helen Bamber,

Founder of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, Amnesty International, the Helen Bamber Foundation and campaigner for human rights?

Or Camila Batmanghelidjh,

The founder of Kid’s Company, which offers practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children?

Or Margaret Chan,

 Director of the World Health Organisation, battling international viruses, and championing improvements in all of our most pressing diseases?

Or Shirin Ebadi,

Iran‘s first female judge, founder of the Human Rights Defenders Centre and the first Muslim woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?

OrLubna Hussein,

Sudanese writer and women’s rights campaigner, who asked to go to trial after being arrested for wearing trousers?

Never heard of them, you say?

Well, the world had never heard of them, either,


they fought for




and made a


Now it’s our turn.

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Jennifer Wolfe

Jennifer Wolfe, a writer-teacher-mom, is dedicated to finding the extraordinary in the ordinary moments of life by thinking deeply, loving fiercely, and teaching audaciously. Jennifer is a Google Certified Educator, Hyperdoc fanatic, and a voracious reader. Read her stories on her blog, mamawolfe, and grab free copies of her teaching and parenting resources.

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Comments: 2

    • Jennifer Wolfe

      April 6, 2013

      Emily, I”m so happy you agree! Thanks for commenting! ~Jennifer

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