Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Is he right? What are your thoughts
Yes, he was right. When it comes to hatred for people, yes, although not their actions.
The most damaging hate comes from people who hold a grudge, who dismiss the possibility of forgiveness. Then they act in vengeance, lashing out not only at the person or persons who wronged them, but at anyone else who they perceive as getting in the way of their quest.
The other day, I was falling in love with the cutest of tigers at the zoo.
I jumped in to hug it... and it mauled me.
That has n othing to do with love - that is a communication issue, if you suddently jumped on me baring that huge row of gnashers I would maul you too !
a tiger will never be nice to you, its just a tiger not a toy,what were you thinking? sorry for get hurt though
The world is full of hate..all we can do is try to be loving and good and teach the one we love to also be loving and good...hate is taught.. so teach love and common sense cause stupidity is the prey of the hateful....
Nothing good can come from hate, but greatness can come from good.
Nobody can get past the vengeance thing these days. It's an endless cycle of payback. Plus, the people in power feed that because the conflict is the source of their wealth and power to begin.
Hate is created from fear and an unwilling nature to be seen for who we truly are. In essence, it lurks behind fear waiting for an opportunity to scourge that which it fears most. To defeat hate, we must first be a constant companion to love. Always choosing love even in hate filled situations can soothe the most painful of its strikes. The willingness to accept the tiny scratches hate brings under these conditions is the only way to prove love can prevail.
I believe MLK, Jr. is correct in his concept, emotionally as well as scientifically; the way to drive away the darkness in either case, is to flood it with light.
Great responces to all of you
PS> Send Evan a get well wish for his tiger incident
To forgive is more difficult than to hate, and need more courage. So, learn to forgive...
I think dear Hui likes to say things that sound good. ML KING was much the same way. The results of ML King's agenda (across the board integration ) has been a nightmare -statistically - for his people.
Hui, I like beautiful roses. But I'm mindful that even the prettiest rose ...has thorns.
The question is that you like them having thorns or not! In many cases, it is the thorns that make beautiful roses more attractive.
Dear S Leretseh,if you do love beautiful roses,you have to force youself to love all those thorns.Right?
Stop hate by stopping it in yourself. You can't control it in anyone else. Instead of looking for the answer, be the answer. Be the forgiveness and the love. And because you have done this for you, you allow others to do it for themselves.
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi
Easier said than done, but it's something to shoot for.
There is no other change, really. If you wait for the change you seek expecting someone or something else to fill it, you give all your power to some one or something else, then become angry that it didn't happen. (Or happen soon enough.)
You have to be the change you seek.
I believe that when hate is given a voice, a face and a forum, it continues to proliferate. So, if we stop giving hate the attention it so craves, vigorously and courageously stand united against it, we'll see its power diminish.
You were right. "Hate" is not supposed be stopped. For example, we hate facism, we hate crime, or we hate cheating, etc. All those responses are not only reasonable but also necessary. However, in simple ordinary life, we should be very careful to let "hate" control us. "Hate is given a voice", which is why I said "learn to forgive", not just "to forgive".
Lions can be lovers, too.....
Lions can totally be lovers. The question is our own feelings. If feel attracted to them, we can love them back; if not, just stay away. Of course, things happen. If both attracted to and no way to stand their "unreasonable-ness", then "learn to forgive" would be a choice, which doesn't mean necessarily "to forgive". Life stress has already been around, so trying to put out a little bit is not bad for health.
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