Monday, 7 March 2011

I don't care

I don't care about what you say, I don't care about what happens next, I don't care that I have something better to do, I just DON'T CARE.

I thought it was a good mindset to have. Not to care about anything, just to live my life without caring what others think, being able to do what I want because no one could make me care less. Wouldn't that be the perfect life?

At first I thought so too. My enemies' insults were passed away with a simple "I don't care what you think" cut down. I chose what happened in my life and made sure no one even thought of giving me advice because I just didn't care. I could stop a argument by saying "I don't care", and stop listening. All these things I did for a while, with great success. I got to live my life hassle free! Doing what I wanted, without the annoyance of caring about what others thought.

Luckily, I noticed soon enough that the way I was headed was just a down hill slippery slope. If I didn't care what others thought, I would have to live my life with no advice. Choosing my own paths in life might be fun for awhile, but it is hard to choose the right one if you haven't looked at all the options by asking other people! Also, sometimes, when having an argument with someone, you might actually be in the wrong (I know, hard to believe!). If you didn't care about what others thought, you would be stuck with the wrong idea forever, eventually making a fool out of yourself, or something even worse.

It is a hard habit to get out of, not caring. But it is possible to work through. I am starting today, just by listening to others, and understanding their point of view. I hope that I will not fall into the trap of not caring again, however criticising or annoying another persons views may be. God always cares for other people and their opinions, and I should too.



  1. Amen. I needed this reminder today. :) Stopping by from FTLOB!

  2. i really needed to hear these words! my whole life i have had that i dont care attitude and i think i am finally growing tired of it.

  3. Great post! I'm glad that I found you on Blog Farm - I look forward to more inspired content.
    Thanks again, be blessed!

    Tor Constantino

  4. I found you on the blog farm. I think everyone needs to care. May God Bless You. I added myself as a follower.

  5. Hi! found your blog at The Blog farm. I was interested to know that you are a Christian too.

    "Am I my brother's keeper?" This is what Cain said. It means he didn't care about his brother. We need to care for people and the issues each of us is facing. I'm glad you realize that. Praise God!

  6. Treebytheriver- This is a wonderful post, to see how you morphed from your initial view to your current. You have a heart for growing. May God Bless you always in your continued growth.

    My opinion about not caring, is that like many things in life, it is about balance. There are cases where you have to "not care" about some opinions. These are the ones that don't come from a good hearted place, or people who are not out for your best. But when someone you trust, love, respect, offers you an opinion, it's good to listen and see if it rings true. You strike me as someone who will be honest enough with himself when evaluating this.

  7. Thanks for all your comments!

    Ella, it still strikes me that Jesus cared for everyone though. Even the pharisees who just wanted to trick him, he answered there questions.

    I agree that we should not care of some opinions, but we should be sad that they can only think negative thoughts! it is hard to find a "right" answer, and a step by step analysis of what to do, but in everything, we just need to trust God.

  8. Yes, I agree that Jesus loves everyone and answered the Pharises questions. But that doesn't mean he was accountable to them. He answered not because there was something for Him to learn from them, but rather to teach.
    I agree with you, in all we do, we must trust God.