Wednesday, January 7, 2009


First let’s define it:

1 a: intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury b: extreme dislike or antipathy
2: an object of hatred

Hate, such a powerful and strong word, yet it’s only 4 letters long.
Hate, such an emotional and effective word, yet it’s only one syllable.

It’s amazing how much damage hatred can cause (look at the Middle East). Really what’s the point of hate? What do you get out of hating someone or something? What is the end result of hate? If hate derives from fear and anger than just take ownership to those emotions, don’t take it out on someone/something else. The only thing hate causes is your own turmoil and loss. Learn to accept things for what they are. Learn to accept people for who they are. And maybe we can disagree, dislike, envy, be jealous, or even simply not care…but why must we hate!

The one thing I hate more than the word hate is people accepting hate and excusing it, as if there’s any justification for hating. What a wasteful emotion! Actually, I believe it’s more an attitude than an emotion. We choose to hate one another, or groups, or objects. We can also choose to get over it. Let go of the hate and embrace the world.

Before I go, let me leave you with this:
Love thy neighbor! And let’s hope one day, we can all find a world void of hate.
John Lennon’s song Imagine was so profound…
“Imagine all the people, Living life in peace...”
Imagine peace in the Middle East!
I have hope!

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