Hate Solves No Problems

 

 

Posted on 04/18/2017, in Happiness and Kindness and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. yahtzeebutterfly

    Maya Angelou was very wise. I appreciate all of the wisdom she shared with us.

    Love Is the Answer

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  2. I am so hooked maya right now there some great youtube intervires of her. What a life and what profound wisdom..no one like her.

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  4. crustyolemothman

    From Wikipedia “”Hatred or hate is a deep and extreme emotional dislike. It can be directed against individuals, groups, entities, objects, behaviors, or ideas. Hatred is often associated with feelings of anger, disgust and a disposition towards hostility.””

    How many humans can honestly claim to not be (or having been) guilty of this simple little four letter word? Could it be that this simple emotion can in many cases be overturned by another emotion called Love? How many people have we seen who seem to spend their entire lives enmeshed in a cycle of hatred that consumes their entire existence? Could hate be a useful tool if applied in measured amounts? Are we as humans unable to see the hate we ourselves often possess while seeing the very same hate in others as simply bad? How often do we quickly use hate as a weapon against others to attain a goal that we consider good or necessary?

    This article strangely came shortly after I had a conversation with a person who with great passion and conviction argued that they only sought to bring about a better world and stated over and over how much she hated people who hate… I suppose the amusing part of her argument was when she professed to love all people and only hated those who hate others… I must admit that her argument was so confusing that I could not actually do much other than listen to her ramble on…

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    • Mothman,
      Professionals spend years trying to figure out human emotions, and they still don’t have the answers. For those who believe in the Bible, it uses the word “hate” but the Greek definition translated “hate” means to “love less.”

      I try to apply understanding to my personal life. There was a time when I said that I hate snakes. It was actually ignorance of snakes. I didn’t understand them and could not distinguish poisonous from non-poisonous. It was fear due to ignorance. I don’t like snakes, but I’ve learned to distinguish poisonous from non-poisonous so I know which to avoid. I love reptiles less than I love domestic creatures such as horses, dogs, cats, etc.

      In the same manner, there are people who I prefer to avoid because they have shown me they are poisonous.

      Mankind is much more complicated because we tend to stretch ourselves beyond individuals and “hate” groups because of religion, race, national origin, gender preference and other bigotries. And even that is mostly because of fear.

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  5. Dear Xena,

    It is up to each one of us to chose to stand united in love, tolerance and acceptance of others in all our different forms. I do feel it is also up to us to resist evil and those who would choose to divide us.Movements like the feminist marches; the civil rights protests; the anti- Viet Nam protests have moved this country forward for the better.

    If those of the LGBT Q community had not chosen to come out in droves and to fight for their rights, they would not be where they are today.

    We do have to chose to fight the hate, divisiveness and lack of caring being imposed on all of us by our current government.

    Remember, all it takes for evil to flourish, is for good men to do nothing.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • yahtzeebutterfly

      Hi Gronda,

      “It is up to each one of us to chose to stand united in love, tolerance and acceptance of others in all our different forms.”
      Oh, yes! It is up to each one of us. We CAN do this!

      And, yes, this action by us, I really believe, is the best pushback against “the hate, divisiveness and lack of caring being imposed on all of us by our current government.”

      We have to fill in and make up for the gap of caring and help that those in power are trying to create.

      You have a beautiful heart, Gronda.
      *Hugs*

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    • Gronda,
      Re:

      “Remember, all it takes for evil to flourish, is for good men to do nothing.”

      That sums it up in a nutshell. “good men” carries a presumption that they not use evil against evil.

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  6. Dear Jill,

    I forgot to include the BLM movement in the above commentary.

    Hugs, Gronda

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  7. Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness. I choose to love my enemies and choose to keep them close. God says to “Love your neighbor as you love yourself” Sad but some people don’t really love themselves. They never looked into the mirror and said, “What the fu$# am I doing? They are sheeples. Now being self confident. Just saying.

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    • yahtzeebutterfly

      Good Morning, Shyloh.

      Thank you for sharing your heart and profound wisdom.

      Love you!

      *Hugs*

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    • Shyloh,
      You said it very well. Reaping and sowing. Man is a garden. Man is like trees. It is also very true that some people don’t love themselves. Until they can, they have no fruit of love to give to others.

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