You’re Not Entitled To Our Emotions or Advocacy
Is it possible to care about something without caring about it? This sounds like an odd question to ask, but to me, it makes perfect sense. There is always tragedy happening around the world and with the growth of the internet, we all know about some of them. Logically and abstractly, I care about if people are hurt or dying unnecessarily. I would never cheer on their demise; however, I don’t care.
The phrase “I don’t care” sounds extremely harsh to say in response to tragedy because we aren’t allowed to vocalize this anymore. There used to be a time when someone else’s issue was just that, their issue.
For example, if there is some conflict happening in the Middle East, I don’t like that there is a conflict and people may be dying unnecessarily, yet I still don’t care.
Saying “I don’t care” in this situation is the shorthand way of saying “I don’t care enough to get emotionally invested”. This is vastly different from being okay with the outcome.
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