Sunday, 22 April 2012

Apathy is Worse than Hate & I Wrote This for You

There is a Korean expression, "apathy is worse than hate." I think the following description by I Wrote This for You describes this truth elegantly, vividly:

You should know that there is something worse than hate and that is unlove. Because hate is anger over something lost, hate is passion, hate is misguided, it's caring for the wrong things but it is still caring. But unlove, unlove is to unkiss, to unremember, to unhold, to undream, to undo everything that ever was and leave smooth stone behind in its wake. No fire. No fury. Just, nothing. And that is worse than hate.
Apathy means not to care for, to have no regard for, to have a complete disinterest for, a complete lack of emotion or care for something or someone. "No fire. No fury. Just, nothing."

Btw, the author of I Wrote This for You, a Kindle book that has been on the iTunes poetry best-sellers list, is a South African "poet", writing under the pseudonym "pleasefindthis", who works in the media- / marketing industry. He has an inspiring way with words that touches the soul in much the same way as Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet.

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