1 The concept of 'the whirl of catching and being caught' is borrowed from Tim Ingold The Life of Lines (2015, p. 7).
2 Capra, Fritjof & Luisi, Pier, L. (2014). The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision [Kindle version]. Cambridge University Press.
ID'C culture doesn’t exist on its own. Its seeds are spread all over the ripplework of life and take various shapes as they grow. ID'C psychology tends to attach itself to various dimensions of society and culture, education, politics, economics, etc. It oscillates through all social movements and subcultures. ID'C attitudes find one another and crossbreed ardently, generating plentiful offspring.
“I don’t care about climate change,” thinks an industrial plant’s owner who is cheating on established pollution regulations. “The planet will survive for my lifetime.”
“I don’t care how harsh family separations at the border are,” pronounces a mother of three. “As punitive as
it may seem, it’s the parents who violated the law, and they should be held accountable for the suffering of their children—not our government.”
“I don’t care about all the depressed, the poor, and the sick,” moans a homeowner struggling with mortgage payments. “I’ve got plenty of my own problems to sort out.”
“I don’t care if the government lies,” declares a business manager. “The economy is booming.”
“I don’t care about the older generation’s opinion,” says a disillusioned millennial. “Those baby-boomers failed us at every single hurdle.”
“I don’t care about people being affected by toughened immigration laws and mass deportations," remarks
a recently unemployed person. “Those immigrants are taking our jobs.”
“I don’t care about using dishonesty and cheating to achieve my goals,” a politician reminds himself. “It’s what you have to do to win elections these days.”
The list of ID'C examples can go on and on. An ID'C attitude has become a cultural norm across the globe.
It is repeatedly conceived of and time and again approved of as a tool of necessity—sometimes there is no other choice than to use it, ID'Cers tell themselves, even if it’s against any given traditional ethos. ID'C psychology, the power to suppress any sense of connection with or compassion for the 'other,' it can be argued, is a survival mechanism—caring too much about everyone and everything overwhelms you.
Not caring means being in control of your own situation.
Not caring about others lets you win.
As if all of life were about just that.
I-Don't-Care (ID'C) – is the culture where people choose not to care about moral, historical or factual aspects of life if those are in the way of achieving their goals.
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