Indifferents has great power over the individual in society. The degree of its impersonal effect lays in the need and intensity of the careing individual. Care you might say is the defineing term of indifferents. In the hands of authority or in the hands of a loved one, it can be deadly. To the powerless it can grant a certain freedom of action which the individual might enjoy. In the hands of those who have power over us, those institutions, groups and individuals we are dependent upon have an inverse degree of power over us relative to the degree of our own needyiness.
In considering what is often termed the indifference of nature we insulate ourselves in community but the term indifference is misused here, for nature is not indifferent to us as individuals for indifference infers awareness of. This unawareness of nature feels very much like indifference in that it is unresponsive to our needs, there is no care there for our individual survivial.
Indifference and unawareness are in this sense mortal threats to our existense. In discussing the nature of violence within society I believe these things play a vital role, particulary in regard to the young people. In such a materialistic society often the young are not the first or second priority, sometimes little or nothing is done to bring them into the fold of society as full member. This I believe is the worst kind of violence, when it is detected we often term it neglect but neglect has somehow managed to gain a certain acceptance in the direction of becoming the norm. Often the neglected cannot identify that which fills them with insecurity and fear because of the degree to which these things have become the norm.
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