Indifferent vs. Peaceful
8.2.12 at 17:59.
No, my freaky little darlings...these words are not synonymous.
Indifferent essentially translates to : I DON'T GIVE A FUCK
Now tell me, when you think about a peaceful individual does the word "fuck" even pop into your head. Didn't think so? A peaceful person is non-confrontational but that does imply that they will let you get your way. They are more likely to discuss a subject for weeks on end before they raise their hand in aggression or aggravation. To be at peace, is to know what is worth the use of energy. When your mind is still, you are in tune, therefore you know what will through your frequency out of whack so you consciously choose not to engage certain circumstances. That's a personal decision for a personal benefit, something that each person is entitled to.
A person who has chosen indifference will let you do whatever you want to because they sincerely do not care what becomes of you. To be indifferent is to be without social, emotional, or spiritual attachment to a person or thing. An 'indifferent' individual will not discuss anything because they have no strong (or weak) feelings about either path that the outcome may take. Now, a common misconception is that an indifferent person is a detached person. To clarify...a detached person, is indiscriminately blase about everything whereas an indifferent person is selective in their associations. An indifferent person chooses to care about somethings and not care about others; it's a subject by subject choice. When someone is truly detached, there are no associations, concrete relationships, or personal attachments to any person, place, or thing.
This is what indifference looks like.
Now tell me, does that make you feel even remotely at peace?...
Didn't think so.
After partaking in an open discussion about the connections between youth, violence, upbringing, and extracurriculars...myself and another participant choose to be test subjects in a quick study conducted by the one psychologist at the pow wow. When you are put in the middle of a group of people, not as a part of the whole but as an outsider looking in, you better learn what kind of person you are. I was labeled a still soul, a soul at peace....my counterpart was labeled selectively indifferent. The experiment was actually pretty dope, I think I'll try to tweak it and have a test go at it on Thurs. with the princesses.
Just another day in the life of a sociology enthusiast.
Until next time,