|Motherly love, fatherly love....|
Our glass of wine, our vacation, our free time, our right to rest, our need to have our own life, our belief that we should live unfettered of human responsibility ... all denigrate the value of human life.
"Of course, indifference can be tempting -- more than that, seductive. It is so much easier to look away from victims. It is so much easier to avoid such rude interruptions to our work, our dreams, our hopes. It is, after all, awkward, troublesome, to be involved in another person's pain and despair. Yet, for the person who is indifferent, his or her neighbor are of no consequence. And, therefore, their lives are meaningless. Their hidden or even visible anguish is of no interest. Indifference reduces the Other to an abstraction." Elie Weisel, 1999