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Why Is There Hate in the World?

Updated on November 18, 2014

Hate comes in.

For some reason Hate comes into almost everyone's life. We wish it were not so. We used a capital Hate here as in big Hate. A real consuming dislike and animosity toward a person, place or thing. Something harsh enough to cause real problems both within and without ourselves. A Hate that lends itself to physical violence and internal distress.

Small hate is like hating hot dogs or the rain. Somethings are in the middle like genetically modified organisms. You can hate these with either the small or the big hate. Of course individuals can be hated in either fashion also.

There now we have a starting point to talk about a tough issue. One where most people are two faced about. Here are two phrases that bring the dichotomy home: "I hate hate", "Hate the hate and not the hater". Too many people hate yet call others out on their hatred. That is just not fair. Usually we only disdain hate when it is about something we cherish.

Sports teams and celebrities and politicians are interesting when we use the words "hate" and "love". We really have no basis to make such determinations and we are probably just using the words rather sloppily. I really do not hate the team that beat my team. But let us be blunt there are people who do that and we call them fanatics. (fan is a euphemism)

Could you hate this child because he is born into a family with a different faith than yours?

Could you hate this child because of who his father and mother are? Or his grandparents?
Could you hate this child because of who his father and mother are? Or his grandparents? | Source

Hate and anger are different.

Hate is not an emotion like anger. It is deeper than that. Hate is not the opposite of love. Hate can exist right alongside almost any emotion. We can all picture the man who is pleased beating someone he hates. Yes that is the kind of sickness that Hate is. There can even be joy and happiness in someone who is hating. We should agree that Hate is an illness and treat it as such.

"Anger Management" is a very real deal these days. If you are convicted or "plead out" a domestic violence or severe disturbing the peace charge in the U.S. you will go to anger management classes and thank goodness for that. Is hate the same as anger? Well no but it is often the manifestation of the disease. Think of it like anger being the self medication of the person filled with hate. Can it be successfully treated. No. But it can be placed in remission and recovery from the illness can yield a better person. Because anger and hate can co-exist with love and kindness and tolerance and appreciation there is hope that these fine attributes can fill a void left when hate is displaced and help it from returning. Like replacing cancerous cells with healthy ones, there is just less room for the hate.

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From Where It Came.

Hate can be and is regularly taught. A father's hate of something is passed down to his children. If we think of this deeply we see how bad that can be. Perhaps the father had a "reason" to hate. But he probably does not sit down and explain that to the child. So the child grows up hating without there even being a reason for it. "Daddy why do we hate Catholics?" Probably the daddy does not even know why. So hate is born of ignorance. Hate is born of ignorance.

Do not get it wrong some hate is born of experience. I hated hot dogs for the longest time. The reason was quite simple. One night at a young age I ate 15 and got real sick. Once I really knew what the hate came from I got over it and had just one and it was delicious. My hate was overcome by knowledge of the cause of the hate.

Even take the egregious acts by ISIS. Hating them seems natural for a Westerner. But if we know why they do what they do we can choose either to hate them or just be disgusted by them and want them stopped. The Hate we may have for them does no one any good at all. It does not change the situation and in fact it does the hater harm as with the hate there is less room for the love and happiness.We probably should not empower anyone or thing to cause us to hate and lose our serenity.

When I was young I hated the end of summer.

Now I can hardly wait for fall.
Now I can hardly wait for fall. | Source

Fear and Hate.

Fear is a normal reaction to things we face in life. Those things that we are very ignorant of cause us fear. That is what we call fear of the unknown. We tend to let fear manifest in unhealthy ways. Even though fear is a natural element allowing us to "fight of flight" if left within us for any period of time it manifests into hate.

Take the concept of worrying about tomorrow. We all do it from time to time. Some fall into a trap of worrying or being fearful of it regularly and that is a bad thing. It will consume us with fear. That fear must be channeled into something. So we find something which causes us to be worried about tomorrow. It does not even have to be a rational decision. Then we grow to hate that thing that we have decided causes us our fear. The "thing" can be any type of person, place or thing. Now the hate causes us big problems as the hate consumes us when it was really a fear in the first place.

So in our lives whenever there is a misplaced or consuming fear we can fall into the trap of hate. And when we do we take away room for a healthy happy existence. In order to cure the common hate we must take an "inventory" of our fears and deal with them appropriately.

Why is there hate in this world? Because so long as there is fear there shall be hate. Ignorance is the greatest cause of fear. So in order to abate this growing hate in the world we must be committed to learning more and becoming more educated in our world. Absence of knowledge is our greatest enemy.

Fear of what obstacles are around the next bend in the path.

If we can learn to look forward to the challenges in life we can learn to live without fear and hate will disappear in our lives.
If we can learn to look forward to the challenges in life we can learn to live without fear and hate will disappear in our lives. | Source

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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you for leaving a comment Susan. I understand completely.

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      4 years ago from India

      I have a very bad anger but it comes down in a minute and then I become normal and there are a lot of things that I hate, I hate loneliness, I hate corruption etc. Thanks for sharing this hub.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you swilliams for dropping by from my home state and reading and leaving such a thoughtful comment. We must keep preaching about the benefits of love.

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      4 years ago

      What a deep article Eric. I love the picture of your sleeping baby. Sometimes it is sad to know that children will face the sadness of this fallen world. Yet thanks to those who preach the concept of love we all have a chance God Bless! Voted up!

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      For sure peachpurple we all do to some extent. I hope recognizing that is the first step to reducing it. Thank you for your comment.

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      4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      yeah, i have hate and anger, takes a lot of patience to get rid of them

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Hi Dora, I think that we have to look at the hate in order to understand those who have it. Of course we can always look to you to see the opposite and just how great that works. Thank you for stopping in and adding to this hub.

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Eric, your question is also my question. However, you provided a very good answer which I may not have considered. You show hate as the result of our limited understanding. Your entire last paragraph makes a really meaningful quote.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Good morning ologsinquito, what a pleasure to read you comment in starting my day. What a truism you state. The relationship between hate and sin is a very close one indeed, and we are all born with the ability to fall from grace in this regard.

      Thank you much.

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      4 years ago from USA

      It's very sad that hate can be taught, and I've seen that dynamic in action. To answer your question, I think we're all subject to the effects of Original Sin. This was a very bad sin because our first parents had such a close relationship with God, and were not born with the tendency to sin, although they did have free will. Have a great day and God Bless.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      dilipchandra, thank you for your great addition to this hub, jealousy is clearly up there as a cause of hate. That is much to think about.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Faith. You are so uplifting with your comments, I really appreciate it.

      I am also working on Jo's challenge of my 90 things to be thankful for :-) It was easy to start --- you!

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Mel, ouch about those twinkies, but maybe a good place to focus your hate and anger ;-0

      Thank you for coming by and supporting my efforts.

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      Dilip Chandra 

      4 years ago from India

      Hate comes with jealous primarily and then the same takes several other forms and ultimately there comes anti-social activities and destruction. And, in this hub you perfected your analysis. Nice to go through the same my friend. Voted Up and Awesome.

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      Faith Reaper 

      4 years ago from southern USA

      Great insight as to all of this pent up hate, anger and all that is ugly, except for love, of course! This is yet another well-presented and thought-out article here, dear Eric. You have made a valid point about fear, as most who are haters or filled with hate, are also filled fear of the unknown. Once they understand from where their hate is coming, then it will soon dissipate and be replaced by love, as understanding takes hold.

      Up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

      You are just writing up a storm and so beautifully!

      Keep these powerful message coming dear heart.

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      Mel Carriere 

      4 years ago from San Diego California

      One day I ate an entire box of Twinkies and then went and played basketball in the hot sun. This was in Arizona in the summertime, so you can imagine what happened. I still have not forgiven the Twinkies, even though I know it really wasn't their fault. You really are a better person than me, because you have put your hatred for hot dogs behind you and learned to move on. I cannot.

      As always, these are wise and uplifting words, my friend. Great hub!

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I suppose Devika that we all can choose just how much effort we put into each one and will be rewarded in life accordingly. Thank you for adding to this hub.

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I think there is a bit of each in all of us. some hate, love, and anger. I try to love more than hate. Interesting about such emotions.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Dana, it sure seems to me that there is more anger these days. Perhaps we just notice it more and are aware of it more. Whatever the truth I know that some random kindness helps "cure" it. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.

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      Dana Tate 

      4 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      I can't do Hate. sometimes I do the small hate and definitely anger but I am praying for deliverance on those things. I just commented to a friend how people seem to be so "angry" nowadays like ticking time-bombs,

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Chris. This kind of hub for me is the result of, for some reason, self reflection on my part. I really just repeat what others already know.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Bill I too am working on that crazy anger part. I have it down to not acting on it, work on dealing with it is an ongoing deal I am afraid -- at least for me.

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      Chris Mills 

      4 years ago from Lowell, MA through the end of May, 2019.

      The link between anger/hate and fear is crucial to understanding and alleviating the problem. Very wise words here, Eric. Good for some self evaluation.

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I can do anger. I don't think I can do hate....but I'm still breathing, so we'l see what the future holds. :) Wise words on a Tuesday morning...thank you my friend.


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