posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 11:35 AM
reply to post by onequestion
The way you feel about others is "your choice." It doesn't really matter if those feelings are centered around income inequality, religious
values, insulting remarks or whatever.
Just remember this, the way you respond to those variables is "always" your choice and choosing to employ hatred "always" does more harm to
yourself than it does to the one you're directing your hatred towards. In my household, we treat the word "hate" like the four letter word it
Truth be told, when you hate someone or something, more often than not that person or thing is totally unaware and/or unaffected by your feelings of
hatred. In the rare instance they are aware of it, they usually just take advantage in knowing that while you're concentrating your efforts on
hatred, they are free to feed off that energy to exasperate the situation even more.
On the other hand, those same feelings of hatred have a tendency to consume the one who harbors them. You end up spending half of your time and
energy thinking about your hatred of that person or thing, how to get "even" with them or how to make your hatred known. In essence, robbing
yourself of what could have been peaceful, constructive thought.
I'm not saying that you have to agree with someone or something of opposing values, only that there are better ways to actually affect change than
wasting your energies on hatred.
Hatred, much like fear, will eat you up from the inside out. But only if you allow it.