Last night I picked up the guitar and was fiddling around when I fell into the Allman Brother's song, Midnight Rider. I paused when I reached the lyric,
I've gone by the point of caring
Some old bed I'll soon be sharing.
Ever have those moments when you wonder how a word or expression came into being? Well, this was one of those moments.
Here's the thing, it seems to me that the "point of caring" is an end point. The point of it all, really. The thing you work most of your life to achieve.
To care is to love. To love is the goal of all spirituality. Is to not give a shit somehow superior to, "past" or beyond the point of caring?
Doesn't seem right.