It's okay to be indifferent on important issues.

A little while back I wrote an article titled On the fence, where I argued the importance of choosing when it comes to making decisions versus sitting on the fence. After all, you can’t build anything on the fence. 

However, I think in many instances, indifference is acceptable –– especially in regards to opinion on important matters. 

We have a common misconception that to be valuable in this world we must have an opinion of every slightly controversial subject out there –– sex, religion, politics, money, etc –– regardless of whether or not we are educated on the topic. 

It’s okay –– let me repeat that –– it’s okay to be indifferent on important matters (or the matters society has deemed important).

It’s okay to say “I don’t know” when you truly don’t know. 

It’s okay to say “I’m not sure” when you truly aren’t sure. 

It’s okay to say “I’m indifferent” when you truly are indifferent. 

If more people in this world had the courage to say they were indifferent… there would be less hate, less war and less nonsensical arguing over things that don’t matter all that much in the grander scheme of things. 

I truly believe it’s okay to be indifferent and I think there would be more love in a world that was less sure about everything. 

By Cole Schafer.


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