Stopping Hate

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  1. American View profile image59
    American Viewposted 9 years ago

    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

    1. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  2. Evan G Rogers profile image60
    Evan G Rogersposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. recommend1 profile image61
      recommend1posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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 !

      1. K9keystrokes profile image90
        K9keystrokesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        LOL! ((smile))

        1. nompilo profile image59
          nompiloposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          it is rather funny

    2. American View profile image59
      American Viewposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      OUCH !!!!!!

      1. Joy56 profile image75
        Joy56posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        you are loving the wrong things, try a human

    3. nompilo profile image59
      nompiloposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      a tiger will never be nice to you, its just a tiger not a toy,what were you thinking? sorry for get hurt though

  3. raguett profile image81
    raguettposted 9 years ago

    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....

  4. SueShepard profile image61
    SueShepardposted 9 years ago

    Nothing good can come from hate, but greatness can come from good.

  5. Shadesbreath profile image81
    Shadesbreathposted 9 years ago

    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.

  6. K9keystrokes profile image90
    K9keystrokesposted 9 years ago

    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.

  7. American View profile image59
    American Viewposted 9 years ago

    Great responces to all of you

    PS> Send Evan a get  well wish for his tiger incident

    1. K9keystrokes profile image90
      K9keystrokesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      LOL! ((smile))

  8. Hui (蕙) profile image61
    Hui (蕙)posted 9 years ago

    To forgive is more difficult than to hate, and need more courage. So, learn to forgive...

    1. S Leretseh profile image60
      S Leretsehposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  9. Hui (蕙) profile image61
    Hui (蕙)posted 9 years ago

    The question is that you like them having thorns or not! In many cases, it is the thorns that make beautiful roses more attractive.

  10. Robin Kommer profile image60
    Robin Kommerposted 9 years ago

    that is perfect in its simplicity

  11. Hui (蕙) profile image61
    Hui (蕙)posted 9 years ago

    Dear S Leretseh,if you do love beautiful roses,you have to force youself to love all those thorns.Right?

  12. Daniel Carter profile image69
    Daniel Carterposted 9 years ago

    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.

  13. Hugh Williamson profile image88
    Hugh Williamsonposted 9 years ago

    “Be the change you want to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi

    Easier said than done, but it's something to shoot for.

    1. Daniel Carter profile image69
      Daniel Carterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  14. lddant profile image60
    lddantposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. AEvans profile image79
      AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I agree.

    2. SpanStar profile image60
      SpanStarposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Well Said

  15. Hui (蕙) profile image61
    Hui (蕙)posted 9 years ago

    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".

    1. HattieMattieMae profile image61
      HattieMattieMaeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Perhaps focusing in on love instead of hate, we create the positive in the world!

  16. mikelong profile image60
    mikelongposted 9 years ago

    Lions can be lovers, too.....

  17. Hui (蕙) profile image61
    Hui (蕙)posted 9 years ago

    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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