the opposite of love

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”
Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel was a survivor of the Holocaust and a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, so I would say he was an expert on how to save our planet. Indifference, he said, is the cause of injustice and violence.

Indifference at this time in our history is especially dangerous, and that’s why I encourage you to vote in the upcoming election — if you haven’t already (Proman and I voted by mail two weeks ago). The opposite of indifference is to care, to be involved, to make your voice known, and as insignificant as voting may seem, it’s one of the most significant, caring, and transformative actions you can take.

Make a difference in our world and in your life.

Vote.

3 Comments

  1. DELORES on October 18, 2020 at 9:18 am

    Voted by mail a couple weeks ago, also, and followed up by tracking to make sure it was received. My son mailed both ballots, and his arrived within one day—mine took two days to go twelve miles. I mailed a first class package from VA to MN two weeks ago. It sat at my local distribution center for over two days, normally goes out within about four hours, and took a week to be delivered. Voting is a right and a privilege, and any attempts to suppress or discourage voting is so wrong! Send those ballots early and track or hand deliver if you can!

  2. Adelyn Grudier on October 18, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    I have always taken the opportunity to vote. This priviledge is not to be taken lightly and this election is critical, in my opinion. The only time I didn’t vote was when we lived in Texas and you had to pay a poll tax to vote there at that time. I would not be highjacked by that so I did’t vote and luckily we didn’t live there long enough to put a blip in my lifestyle.

    I put my vote in the mail yesterday and here in Washngton state it is pretty assured they know what they are doing since they’ve done it for quite a few years now.
    If only we had an off button on the TVs, now that we have voted, so that we wouldn’t have so see those ads yet. Sigh.

  3. Pat Kennedy on October 19, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    An OFF button would be grand. But a limit on spending and ads would make me even happier. Hypothetically each candidate gets to make 2 ads a day. Morning and night. There would be a time limit of 1 minute, each commercial. Oh Wow! What planet do I live on? Nope I definitely have not died and gone to Heaven….
    Nor do I approve the amount of money spent on the commercials and ads could have done so much more good, in so many other ways. Once again, the dishonesty of Politics makes me ill. But I definitely will be voting. My 2 cents has got to be spent. Yes People! Go spend your 2 cents as well….Make your opinion count. Lives have and continue to be shed for your rights. Go vote. As distasteful as it may be, silence is worse.

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