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The Perils Of Indifference Essay

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“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything,” - Albert Einstein. Indifference, is the action of seeing all sorts of wrongs, yet, refusing to take action against it. We, as a people, as a society, have grown comfortable, too comfortable to the point that when we see the horrors, the atrocities that happen from across the world, we immediately change the channel, we turn the page, looking for something irrelevant like what Kim Kardashian is wearing or some other celebrity gossip. Therefore, we as individuals have the moral responsibility to correct the errors of our ways, in order to prevent further atrocities. Nevertheless, there will be people who would oppose this ideology. People…show more content…
For example, in Elie Wiesel’s “The Perils of Indifference”, he says that we mustn’t grow indifferent, lest we repeat what had happened sixty years ago. Not just that, but another great example is in the diagram, the Pyramid of Hate. We become indifferent, bias will grow, bias being stereotyping and things of such magnitude. Furthermore, if we accept and turn blind to the concept and the idea of a biased society, eventually we grow to accept the idea of individual acts of prejudice, things like bullying, name-calling, and de-humanization. From there, if we let the bad apple continue to rot all the others, to let this indifference spread as if it were a virus, then we would grow to accept discrimination, which are things such as segregation, economic discrimination, and political discrimination. Moreover, as we accept discrimination in our lives, we grow to accept bias-motivated violence. Things such as rape, murder, terrorism, vandalism, would become what we perceive as the norm of our society. Finally, at the very peak of it all, lies genocide, the act of killing a people, systematically. Genocide, the very same thing that the Nazis had in plan during World War II. We would only repeat history, we would let things like the Holocaust, happen once more if we were to continue being
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