One of my biggest vulnerabilities that can really get to me is when somebody tells me the three magic words, “I don’t care.”
It’s sharp yet blunt, and carries a weight like no other.
Maybe it’s because I care a lot.
Or because I have to be reminded that not everybody has time to appreciate the things I find incredible in this world.
To me, “I don’t care” is a really bad way to deal with emotion and feelings.
It’s a voice that holds a lack of love and curiosity and prefers to hide away instead.
Also a real lousy thing to say when somebody else is trying to talk with you in real time.
So how can we respond to I don’t care?
I don’t know.
We can’t control other people’s thoughts and feelings, but we can control our own. And what we should know, is that what other people say doesn’t really matter as long as we feel confident enough to stand our ground.