If you are filled with hatred, do you ever stop to think about…
- …what that hatred does in your life… to your health, and to your relationships with other people, especially to your loved ones???
- …where that hatred is taking you???
- …whether or not that hatred is likely to get you what you want???
- …whether or not that hatred feels good to you???
We all harbor disdain for things we don’t like. Truthfully, we probably all “hate” things. But it seems to me that some people revel in their hatred… they nurture it… fertilize it… and feed on it… like it is a delicious delicacy for them.
I know I hate things… not least among them… people who promulgate and incite hatred. I’d say that experiencing hatred is pretty much unavoidable. But we all have the opportunity to choose what we will do with that hatred. Personally, I don’t like the experience of hatred… So I work to mitigate those feelings… and I find it difficult to understand those who actually seem to take pleasure in their hatred.
I was inspired to write this article, by a comment I saw posted from a well-known right-wing member of the Vine… I will quote the comment, and leave it to that Viner to identify him/herself… out of respect for the privacy of that person.
2016: The year America kicks Hopenchange to the curb.
As commonplace as that sort of statement is in the blog-o-sphere, it seems so incredibly mean spirited, so filled with hatred, that I was a bit dumbfounded… and inspired to ask the questions posted at the top of this article. I struggle to understand what motivates a person who would say such a thing. I wonder whether that person ever takes stock of the price they pay for harboring so much hatred.
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I believe the I Hate You article illustrates my point that "we all have the opportunity to choose what we will do with [our] hatred."