The Perils Of Indifference By Ellie Wiesel

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What is the right thing to do? Ellie Wiesel believes people should do the right thing, but more importantly these should choose a side. Indifference is worse than anger, rage, and hatred as Ellie said, “Anger can at times be creative. One writes a great poem, a great symphony, have done something special for the sake of humanity because one is angry at the injustice that one witnesses”(Elie Wiesel, The Perils of Indifference). With indifference people are only punishing the victim and helping to achieve the goal of the unrighteous. This idea is not only held by Ellie, but also former president Theodore Roosevelt, who stated “In any moment of decision, the best thing people can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing,…show more content…
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