Attentiveness is the path to true life;
Indifference is the path to death.
The attentive do not die;
The indifferent are as if they are dead already.
James's comment: There is a fine line in Buddhism between indifference and non-attachment. There are times when I think that I am practicing non-attachment when in reality I'm actually being indifferent!!
I think that this especially applies with some Buddhists in regards to politics. It is important to be engaged with politics but not attach to it. Where as ignoring politics is a form of indifference. As aspiring bodhisattvas we desire for all beings to be free from suffering and being engaged in peaceful politics can be a tool to help bring about less suffering if used properly.
-Peace to all beings-