All posts tagged: indifference

How Many Times Do We Have to Hear It?

How many times to do we have to hear advice until we follow it? Are you guilty of knowing what is good for you but not doing it? Or knowing the right thing to do and not acting on it? Over the past couple of years, I’ve read a variety of texts ranging from short stories to poems to speeches with my students. For the most part, I get to read the same text with several classes, so the text’s wisdom usually becomes more memorable. Today, I want to share 3 texts that have stood out to me because of their wisdom. 1. Elie Wiesel’s “The Perils of Indifference” In Elie Wiesel’s speech “The Perils of Indifference”, Wiesel covers the topics of indifference and inhumanity. What stood out to me about this speech is the role of the bystander. Whether it’s a bystander who observes bullying and does nothing to help the victim or a nation who fails to provide asylum to foreign refugees, the topic of indifference comes to the surface when people don’t …