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Why Is There Hate in the World?
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?
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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How about you?
Do you have any of these in you?
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.
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.
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