Hate

“At this point in history we have a choice to make to either walk a path of love or be crippled by our hate.”   ~ Stevie Wonder, A Time For Love

It’s interesting how when you say the word “hate” how it leaves a bitter taste in your mouth. It’s such a strong in your face kind of word that you can actually feel pain when you say it, or it is said to you.

Hate and anger are best buddies. You can’t have one without the other, and they both seem to populate too often. Everywhere you look some human hates another human. And some of these haters even hate creatures that aren’t human. How can we ever hope to share and live in harmony on this planet if there is so much hatred?

When people hate they have fear inside. They fear what they don’t understand. And when they’re too lazy, or choose to be ignorant and don’t seek knowledge, they hate instead. I always thought as humans became part of the global society they would learn acceptance, but that doesn’t seem to always be true.

What’s happening to love? Is it becoming extinct like the polar bears? Maybe it never actually existed in the first place. Love might be some myth told to us when we were children to keep us feeling safe from a scary world.

Have you ever thought what would happen if everyone stopped all the hatred and started to love instead? Look at all the good we could accomplish on this planet if we put all that positive energy to work. Hate, being negative energy, is just plain wasteful.

Notice when you say the word “LOVE,” how smooth and sweet it sounds. I wish that I heard it more often.

“Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.” ~ Buddha

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8 thoughts on “Hate

  1. tric says:

    No child is born hating, it is something learned.
    Here in Ireland we had major problems with sectarian hate. Thankfully peace has allowed two sides come together and hopefully future generations will get to know the other side a little better and hate will be diluted and who knows maybe some day gone forever.

    • I agree with you, Tric, hate is something that is learned. We need to teach our children to love and accept. Being part Irish, I have always been sadden by the problems of the sectarian hate in Ireland. I hope that someday all over the world hate, as you have said, will be diluted, and with some luck gone forever. Thank you so much for coming by. I love what you have said 🙂

  2. Hi Michele, You are full of wisdom. As always, love your message. I started laughing thinking about love and hate. It reminds me of the 60s with the hippie generation and their sit ins holding signs, MAKE LOVE NOt WAR. My generation should repeat the movement again but leave out the psychedelic drugs☺️

    • Thank you, Jude–what a lovely thing to say! Now that you mention it, I have to laugh too, as I do remember the days of “Making love and not war.” Maybe we should have a love in, but we’ll skip the drugs. I never got to do any of that in the 60s because I got married a year after high school. I often wonder if I would have become a hippie, ha, ha.

  3. cindy knoke says:

    I love this post and I think it is so important!

  4. Yep–a true and great message here.

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