Time to think…about indifference

“Of all the things that are, some are good, others bad, and yet others indifferent. The good are virtues and all that share in them; the bad are vices and all that indulge in them; the indifferent lie in between virtue and vice and include wealth, health, death, pleasure, and pain.”
Epictetus, Discourses.

 

We make judgements every day. We place importance or value on the things we see and the behaviours of others. Sometimes these judgements lead to powerful emotions. Indifference is about being able to see things for what they are, without being pulled to one end or the other and experiencing emotions that might not be helpful.

 

Being indifferent doesn’t mean not caring or having an opinion; it means being able to be objective and see the middle ground.