Hate Doesn’t Need Be

Hate is a funny word. It’s often used out of context. Regardless of definition, hate is a deep seeded, emotional state. Hate usually is based on an inability to cope and strive for better; it’s an easy way out. Hate in it’s pure and true form is atune to a mental disability. It’s negative affect gone haywire. It’s an emotional affect breaching into cognitive reality. Thus, hate should be reserved for these intense and overwhelming mental states.

When hate is applied to dislike or misunderstanding it’s showing a mental laziness. To use any extreme adjective to describe your feelings is to be lazy with your expression. I cannot judge the use of this “hate” usage, but I can use it as a psychological lesson. Next time you choose “hate” to describe something there are two things to think of first:

1. Is this appropriate in accuracy to my true feelings?

2. Can I find a way to not feel this way? Can I not be a slave to my negative affect? Can I love what I hate? If you can love what you hate, then you are enlightened and will feel negative affect never again.

These ideas can be employed with rational thinking. If you drop your ego, address context, and think of your feelings as part of your goodness in humanity, then you can see where your “hate” lies. Whether you’re turmoiled or content, hate is a burden in your way to glorious positive thinking. Logically, there is no reason to hate anything; let alone feel anything is negative. Life is beautiful and it deserves your loving and kind observance. Likewise, it deserves yours. If you look, then you’ll see it deserves you too.

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  1. I like this post, it’s positive lol.
    But I know people who believe in the negativity and that positive thinking is simply one of socoieties ploys to distract us from the demise of humanity, at human beings own hands. It’s interesting to me that this misanthropic thinking doesn’t click that they’re spreading that negativity and rather than helping make changes they’re doing an opposite thing, spreading hopelessness

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    1. A vicious cycle does apply. I will say I’m a raise and admit the poor conditions of humanity at present. However, I’m in denial and will find ways of finding positive in the swarm of otherwise.

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    2. That is quite a pessimistic and hopeless way to live. Why would positive thinking harm anybody? If anything, positive thinking allows for hope that humanity can improve. Ah, some people…

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      1. I love God and believe He is the Creator of everyone. He loves everyone and tells us to, as well. However, because God is holy and perfect, He cannot tolerate sin- such as murder, lying, fornication, jealousy, etc.

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  2. I feel that people use the word “hate” far too frequently. It’s like people who are hungry and they say “I’m starving!”. I feel that people don’t understand the difference between disliking something, and HATING something. People use the word so frequently that it’s like a reviewer who just gives 5 stars to everything, it loses all meaning.

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  3. We’ve had a lot of shootings and violent crime recently in the city. Often we hear in the news that it was “hate” motivated. Somehow when I hear this I get the feeling that everyone is latching on to this word as if it explains everything. Yes, hate could be involved. Probably is. But I think there’s more.
    In the Jesus story Jesus got angry at the moneychangers.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleansing_of_the_Temple
    What he did in “turning the tables” would probably bring a criminal charge if he were just a guy doing that in today’s world—i..e disrupting a public event, throwing stuff around. Jesus hated that hypocrisy and, yes, to use the traditional word, sin.
    One of the reasons I like Christianity and the Bible is that it doesn’t offer us a sugar-coated New Agey view of the world. It depicts things as they were. And when you think about, as they still are.

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    1. Good point. Frustrated misunderstanding is the root of many behavioral disorders and cognitive burdens. But in Jesus’ case at the temple, he was giving a physical lesson rather than his usual verbal ones. I applaud his lesson at the temple (as you note) because it was relevant then as it is now.

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  4. I agree that an expression of hate is oftentimes lazy and irrational. Unfortunately, others may interpret an expression of misunderstanding and/or disagreement as one of hate. Me disagreeing with, say, the veracity of Hinduism does not mean that I hate Hindus. Me not understanding your position doesn’t mean that I hate what you think. Accusations of hate speech, crime, etc. are easy ways to shut down a conversation.

    I hadn’t heard of your definition of sin before – “failing to love all things.” Would you explain this further?

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  5. I would say that love is the opposite of hate.
    There are many forms of love including fondness, strong liking, charity, kindness etc.
    The same can be said for the word hate used in dialogue.
    I’m not frightened, threatened or irritated by their flippant use. It’s not a sin to cuss.
    I am frightened by the actions of those who only feel & promote Hate, Abomination’s SINS.
    I would say that loathing is the opposite of euphoria.
    Loathing is insidious and treacherous.
    Sibyl X

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  6. Maybe I should have added, I agree with you.
    The energy & feelings we put into the atmosphere lingers in the atmosphere, and, with mutating germs, gets breathed in and can affect Egos & mental health.
    Hate can fester and love can blossom, and both affect our actions.
    Sibyl X

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