Proactive indifference comes at a price:
1. “Anti-care” emotions
When we say “we don’t care” — we do. Just with a minus sign. If we seal off care the mind keeps projecting something else. Apathy, contempt, jealousy, offense, anger, etc.
We invest in diversions and emotional patches, but the triggers remain strong. Otherwise, why so much effort to forget them?
3. Isolating triggers
The mind, our great protector, spends fortunes building firewalls of indifference, depriving our only kindness, love, and compassion muscle of exercise.
4. Compassion decline
We shut in the well of compassion to the world that also includes us.