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Perils of Indifference What does Indifference mean to you? In paragraph six, Elie Wiesel defines the word as, “A strange and unnatural state in which the lines blur between light and darkness, dusk and dawn, crime and punishment, cruelty and compassion, good and evil”, and I concur. One who is indifferent is selfish, an enemy and unethical. One issue with indifference is selfishness; most times we try to ignore the issues in our lives or others to keep our sanity, which isn't good for either person. As Elie explains in paragraph eight, “It is so much easier to look away from our peers. It is so much easier to avoid such rude interruptions to our work, our dreams, and our hopes.” Elie goes on to explain that humans inadvertently avoid those conversations regarding our lives because they can become awkward or too deep, however he explains that it’s better to confront our issues that to ignore them. Just think of how many lives that could have been saved, if a courageous German soldier would have made a difference, instead of being indifferent, and stopped Hitler from his corrupted plans. However, the meaning of Indifference became a reality for the Jews. “The most tragic of all prisoners were the ‘Muselmanner’. They no longer felt pain, hunger, or thirst. They feared
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  • Fall '13
  • Ethics , Auschwitz concentration camp

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