When you are angry with someone at least, in some kinda bizarre way, it shows that you care, because you have an emotional response to the other person. You feel something, some kind of disappointment or hurt and you respond, because you want a connection with the other person.
If we didn’t care, it wouldn’t hurt us and there would be no anger.
Then there is indifference. The response to anything that is said is the unblinking, blank emotionless stare.
No emotion shown at all. No feelings shown or experienced. When ‘whatever’ is the mot du jour.
When the only feeling is nothing and caring has been totally shut off.
You no longer care whether things are good, or bad, or okay or not okay. You have no feelings at all and you don’t care about someone else’s feelings either.
There is no need to argue because you don’t care what the other person does. You no longer care who is right or wrong, or if you were hurt by the other person’s words and actions. Trust is no longer an issue, so you stop worrying about trusting them.
Silence becomes golden and there is a glorious illusion that calm and peace reign. And the silence tells you everything you don’t want to know.