“I don’t care about my ex’s new boyfriend/girlfriend.”
“I don’t care about Shayla’s new car.”
“I don’t care Ryan got Employee of the Month at work.”
“I don’t care how much money Stella makes.”
“I don’t care Thomas got a promotion on the job.”
“I give zero fucks about what people think and say about me.”
People say “I don’t care” or “I don’t give a fuck” about a lot of things, but it’s probably one of the biggest and common lies ever told.
I remember one time when I was going to high school. The students were taking an ACT/SAT prep exam. The people checking our exams called out a few students who they were very impressed by their writing in the writing section of the exam. I heard one girl say to her group of friends, “Nobody cares because they wrote a paper with big words”. And she kept saying it over and over again. Clearly she did or she wouldn’t have said anything at all! And definitely wouldn’t have kept going on and on about it. She cared because she was more than likely upset that the teachers complimented them on their writing and not hers.
This is what I hear a lot of people doing. They see or hear about something and they just have to say they “don’t care” or “don’t give a fuck” about it, even if nobody said anything to them specifically about it. A lot of times, they would bring up something themselves just to say they “don’t care” about it. And they talk about it over and over again. I hear so many people say “I don’t care” so much, I’m convinced they don’t even know what it actually means.
When they do that, they already know that they care. They say they give “zero fucks” about it, but in reality, they give a million! What they’re really doing is trying to convince themselves and other people around them that they don’t care. They have to convince other people that they don’t care because they know they care, but they don’t want other people to know that they do. They are probably ashamed and embarrassed that they care. They hate that they care.
But what nobody can do is convince themselves of something they know is not true. No one can lie to or fool themselves, no matter how hard they try.