Why are people hateful for no reason?

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  1. Sarah Christina profile image69
    Sarah Christinaposted 11 years ago

    Why are people hateful for no reason?

    I've noticed now on Hubpages, instead of just straight up answering a question, people will attack other people in their answer. For example, they start criticizing religious people when the question has nothing to do with religion. It's like their answer is defensive for some reason, even when the question isn't geared that way at all. Why do people feel the need to always judge other groups that are different than themselves and spread hate? You don't have to attack others in order to express your opinion.


  2. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 11 years ago

    Totally agree with you.   People just have to learn to be more mature and civil towards each other.    Remember,  everyone is entitled to HIS/HER opinion regarding the subject at hand.  However, there are some people who refuse to acknowledge other people's opinions.

    1. Sarah Christina profile image69
      Sarah Christinaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your answer, maturity is definitely a factor. I'm not perfect all the time when discussing things, but I always try to state my opinion in non-attacking type way, and take what they have to say into consideration. We're all adults here.

  3. profile image0
    Old Empresarioposted 11 years ago

    I don't think constructively arguing or disagreeing with someone has anything to do with hatred. You use religion in your example. I've started lashing out at religious people's comments once in a while with counter-points, to which they break down into tears or get very angry. My motivation is the fact that I'm annoyed that the majority of us are expected to sit on our hands and smile politely while a religious person spouts off something that a 5-year-old would say as they wallow in self-satisfaction. For some reason, we treat stupid adults as if they were our children on stage that we should applaud after reciting something totally wrong or something everyone else already knows. But if one person states something factual that disproves some piece of religious teaching, everything jumps all over him or her. Trust me; the religious people are still running things in the world. They should have nothing to fear when a skeptic stands up to them.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Old Empressario, totally agree.   Many people are threatened when others intelligently present an alternative view to their "logic."

    2. Sarah Christina profile image69
      Sarah Christinaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I wasn't talking about constructive arguments, I was talking about people starting crap for no reason other than to be argumentative and put others down. Why bring up religion when the question has nothing to do with it, is my point?

  4. MrBecher profile image61
    MrBecherposted 11 years ago

    Being hateful is easier than being nice because being hateful inherently requires no regard, no justification, and no humility. It is easier to be mean than to be nice. And many people drift toward apathy and laziness anyways, so it almost comes naturally to show no regard for others and to spend no time considering the nature of what is being said.

    That's my pseudo-intellectual answer, normally I'd just say that people are shit.

    1. Sarah Christina profile image69
      Sarah Christinaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Good answer, it's true...it's much easier to stay stuck in our own mind frame, instead of listening to other opinions and having to actually think about it. People are definitely lazy about thinking, in general. Being hateful is the easy road.

  5. Dan Barfield profile image72
    Dan Barfieldposted 11 years ago

    People are never hateful for no reason. There is always a reason. Occasionally the reason may have little or nothing to do with the momentary anger that is spilling forth in their words or attitude - but that doesn't mean there is no reason at all. It just isn't apparent. As for the outpouring of vilification towards religion? This is because non-religious or ex-religious folk are an exasperated lot. I used to fall into this category myself. I was an ex-Catholic Atheist and having lost my faith was full of anger at what had been taken from me, and implicitly, those who had lied to me my whole life. I saw the church in its various forms as an evil dogmatic political machine that spread ignorance and deceit and prevented people from coming to a truly enlightened view of themselves and the universe they inhabited. Holding a position like that (though not necessarily consciously aware of it - just living it) you might understand why I took pleasure in taking religious pundits down a peg. I perceived them as the enemies of rational thought and the progress of man.

    I do not hold this view any more.

    I am not however a subscriber to any religion. I still don't hold with dogma. I am scientific and empirical with my approach to things... I am also open to spiritual enlightenment. The more I learn of the way scientific understanding is going - the more I see the links between it and the words of hundreds of different holy men from a hundred different faiths from all throughout human history. If people would stop being afraid of each others differences, learn about the different beliefs of all people... they would see how similar we really are to each other.

    We are in a time of exciting change and I for one am soooooo happy to be here to see it. It's gonna be a hell of a ride!

    1. Sarah Christina profile image69
      Sarah Christinaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for you input, this is a great answer. It's true, we all need to learn more about each other, instead of making blanket judgements, which only divides us further. At the end of the day, we're all human beings with thoughts, feelings and needs.

  6. chef-de-jour profile image97
    chef-de-jourposted 11 years ago

    Hatred is often rooted in deep seated emotions and cultural differences, as well as religious fervour and extremism, and tends to raise its ugly head when group or mob mentality dominates a situation. Controversial topics often incite hatreds from both left and right of the spectrum, be it religious or otherwise.
    I think that here on HubPages, as you mention, some writers do go overboard and appear to express hatefulness. I'm certain that some of these feelings are often poorly articulated, hence the apparent blatant hatred, when the true origin of the hate is frustration and inadequacy. It's human nature to vent your spleen occasionally and HubPages allows us to do just that!

    I do agree with you on the point of puzzlement. Why should a writer on this site want to express hatred, when there are many different ways of expressing opinion, for or against? Debate is the bedrock of all democracy and reasoned government, and debate is about forming opinion on fact and observation, not simply arguing the contrary for the sake of it. If I don't like what somebody has written I can say so in writing and leave it at that - 'I don't agree' - I don't have to beef it up with the language of hate. Better to back up my disagreement with facts, observations and rational language.

    Perhaps we're beginning to lose the art of considered debate and conversation? Writing allows us the freedom to explore our feelings and opinions and we ought to try and get the positive down before resorting to hatefulness. That to me is a lazy and brutal way of writing.

    1. Sarah Christina profile image69
      Sarah Christinaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer, thanks! I agree, debate is the bedrock for a good democracy. Too bad it seems, our democracy is failing. People don't seem to want to think beyond their own perspective.

  7. lburmaster profile image72
    lburmasterposted 11 years ago

    It might seem like they have no reason from your perspective, but in their minds there is a strong reason. This happens with every individual. You've experienced disappointment from one person, then attempt to stay away from what group that person was associated with. It could be that they were in a religious or politic group. From then on, they are biased. It's very sad that we create a connection between the two.

    1. Sarah Christina profile image69
      Sarah Christinaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      It's true, I guess some people do have their reasons and since I don't know what they personally have gone through, I don't understand why they would act this way. Great input!

  8. B in blogs profile image70
    B in blogsposted 11 years ago

    Hatred is becoming a characteristic trait these days in many people. It starts as sarcasm and unapologetic resolve when people are young and it developes into a zealous conviction of righteousness and arrogance when they mature that makes them unwilling to accept the reasoning or opinions of others. I think it could be linked to the push in society we see these days in which we refuse to teach our children how to fail or how to lose.

    1. Sarah Christina profile image69
      Sarah Christinaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Good answer and interesting point,  I never considered that. It would explain why some people are very defensive of their thoughts/opinions. People shouldn't view discussions as a win or lose situation, it's not about that. It's an exchange of ideas.

  9. joyscreativearts profile image53
    joyscreativeartsposted 10 years ago

    To answer the question, the reason because haters are losers, idiots, need to go to hell, waste of life, waste of time, are nothing, they need to focus on improving their situation instead making our lives miserable. The only people I hate are Satan, evil, people who do not want you succeed, jealous, negative, fake, immature, mean, bad, dysfunctional people, unfriendly, gangs, thugs, people into your business, people worry about what are doing, bullies, people do not want you to be happy, violent, abusive controlling, jerks, ungodly, racist, people who treat you bad, participating in bad situations and unsuccessful people. The act positive people do not the same issues like we do, but at least we do not have to be negative about it.

  10. Penny G profile image60
    Penny Gposted 9 years ago

    Misery loves company. That statement is so true. Hateful people are not HAPPY people.

  11. Jennifer Bart profile image60
    Jennifer Bartposted 9 years ago

    Because they express there inward hate towards themselves out to others. Very simple truth what we portray to others is a reflection of our inner being.

  12. profile image53
    HowImfeelingnowposted 9 years ago

    Most of the time they are just miserable people. The have things within there self they got to work out. Some don't really mean to be that way that's just how they have survived.

  13. profile image0
    John Crawfordposted 9 years ago

    There are various things that cause hate. But there's a difference between having a difference of opinion and debating that, and hating a person, or their beliefs. Being defensive isn't the same as hating. There may be anger, but being defensive shows that there is something that is putting them out of their circle of comfort. I've been in that place several times in my life, especially having gone from being a Protestant to a Catholic, from being on the fence about abortion to becoming pro life. From being uncomfortable about the way that I saw homosexuality being either protested or advocated (a counter protest that often leads to vengeance), to taking my stance for traditional marriage while also having empathy for those that have a same sex attraction for the same battle with lust that we all have to deal with, especially if we believe that living a chaste life is a virtue and something to aspire for, both for philosophic and religious reasons.

    Ultimately, hate does happen when people are unwilling to talk about disputes and debates and completely shut themselves from reason and truth.

  14. passionatelearnr profile image84
    passionatelearnrposted 8 years ago

    because of bad experience.A woman badly treated by a man will begin to hate all men.

  15. stas karimov profile image59
    stas karimovposted 7 years ago

    Everyone wants to be happy. There are wise people. There are smart people. There are stupid people. And we can not change it! Silly person wants to be happy so he (or she) wants to change all other people to create harmony in the whole world. Silly person hates anyone who has another thoughts. An intelligent person does not change anybody, he (or she) does business using stupidity or weakness of an human race. An intelligent person has family and hate only enemies of his family (or enemies of his business). A wise person does not argue, and does not hate (enemies). When we hate someone at this moment we can not enjoy life. A wise person understands that - to be happy we must create harmony and to protect it from imperfect world!!! Hatred is weapon of the devil. Love is God's weapon.


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