Joseph Cramer, M.D.: The phrase 'I don't care' is dangerously indifferent

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  • @look_to_god in flux, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 4:11 p.m.

    I get where you are coming from. I have a similar reaction when people dismiss me or my questions or what I'm trying to say with, 'whatever'.

    I do think this is taking it a tad extreme, however. Some things, like where you eat for lunch, are not critical concerns. I had a group of friends in college and whenever we'd go out, it'd be like hot-potato: Where do you want to go? I don't know, you decide. Somehow, in a group of four, I always had to decide, even though I had no preference. I didn't care what we ate and neither did they - it was just about being out together, having fun, building friendships...

    Indifference to food-types is not a true-concern. Indifference to people, current events, community issues, health and safety, and other such-likes IS a problem. That is where the danger appears, and it should be considered and discussed.