As is the case with most new music I get, the first thing I did upon downloading the Lumineers album was put on my headphones and listened to the lyrics. One of the lines of the song “Stubborn Love” stood out to me. It is a phrase I have heard much over the past few years. Great line. Packed with truth. The line. . .
“It’s better to feel pain, than nothing at all; the opposite of love is indifference.”
Intuition would normally points you to the opposite of the word “love” to be that of “hate”. I assume school children the world over would get counted off if they claimed the antonym of “love” is “indifference”. However, I do believe there is great truth in this. The opposite of love is indifference, not hate.
This rings true in marriage. I don’t have to be married to know that a great way to screw up your marriage is to grow indifferent towards your spouse. If they get affectionate, you brush them aside. If they get angry, [Read more…]