The Opposite of Love is Not Hate, It Is Indifference
Elie Wiesel, prolific writer and Holocaust survivor famously said, “the opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference”.
If you have ever had a lover who didn’t call, a partner who ignored or rebuked your physical advances or a parent who neglected you, you know this is true.
To be unseen is to be invisible. It is to not matter. To not have value. To be meaningless. And to not exist.
Most people walk around with a corner of their psyche that already feels not good enough, that feels like a fraud or a failure, that feels unlovable, or like they do not belong anywhere.
When that wound gets activated through indifference by ...