February 15, 2007

The Opposite of Love

Snapshots In My Time...
Of My Time.....Hauntings.

What is the opposite of love? Well, for most of my life I used to think it was hate. It is not. Hate invokes feelings and actions and definiteness of feeling and thought. Hate is not the opposite of love. It took me awhile to realize it but I was watching a tv show. I can't remember what one, but they were talking about the opposite of love and it was not hate. It was indifference.

Indifference is the opposite of love. When I heard that I began to think about my past husband and all the hell he put me through. He just did not seem to care. That bothered me so and it was because he did not love me. He was indifferent and all of a sudden it made the relationship that much more awful. He never loved me. I took his moodiness as attitude not realizing it was indifference. He could barely stand me. He did not hate me. That would require some effort.

Indifference requires no effort at all. You simply are not in that person's psychee at all. You don't exist. You are not worth the effort to get mad at or fight with or show some emotion to. The opposite of love is not hate. The opposite of love is indifference.


  1. I had always thought that apathy was the opposite of any emotion.

  2. Not so much. It is a different thing when you are talking about love and the absence of love.