A friend was kind enough to listen to my ‘indifference problem’ today, and offer her perspective. I’m not sure I was fully understood (so I recognise my communication can improve) and I’m not sure there’s an answer to a specific aspect of it without making a personal relationship difficult.
Nonetheless, my friend’s perspective did get me to look at my problem differently and spark a course of action that will give more options.
My car was taken to the garage and the bad news is that it’s not likely to be an easy fix. The good news is that while I was approaching it as a simple cost/benefit analysis (the car is old and perhaps needs scraping), the garage gave me another perspective that expands the analysis.
In neither case has my problem been solved, but the input I’ve been given has pulled me out of a thinking hole and provided scope for further action.