Originally posted by sumydid
I was taught by a female English Lit/Grammer teacher I love and respect very much, and still keep in touch with, that indifference is actually much worse than hate. And she was right.
If you hate someone, you dedicate a large amount of strong emotion toward them.
But to be completely cold and indifferent? There's just nothing worse to feel toward ano ...[text shortened]... g worse to be the recipient of."
Is that bad grammar? I can't figure out how to fix it.
I agree to the extent that I toyed with posting something similar.
It's a theme played out in the harry potter novels incidentally,
Sirius treated his house elf with indifference which is why he betrayed their secrets and got him killed.
as for the grammar... How about;
"There is nothing worse than being treated with indifference, and no worse feeling to express to another" ?
I don't necessarily agree with the sentiment behind it, It isn't indifference per-Se that causes the problem.
It's indifference by someone you care about, or should care about you, that hurts.
You don't really care that much if your cashier at the local supermarket is indifferent towards you.
However its a different matter if it was your mother who was indifferent, or the girl you have a crush on, ect.