Overheard while strolling through a “Big Box” mega-store, “there is so much to hate nowadays that I scarcely know where to start.”
As I continued to browse those words kept echoing in my mind. I challenged myself to come up with some positive application for hatred.
At home once again, I went to the computer and did a search for quotations on the subject of hate. The first site I visited yielded 40 pages with an average of 10 quotes per page. That’s an awful lot of thought given to the subject.
Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “I have decided to stick with love, hate is too great a burden to bear.” His wife, Coretta Scott King added, “it (hate), injures the hater more than the hated.”
I was drawn to a quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe: “Hatred is active and envy is passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate.”
From that I concluded, with a smile, you hate me only because you want to be just like me but know that you’ll never be able to make the cut. Okay, maybe that’s a tad heavy on the ego.
Hermann Hesse gives us, “if you hate a person, you hate something in him that is a part of yourself. What isn’t a part of ourselves does not disturb us.” I don’t know if I can completely agree with that quote but Hermann Hesse is famous for his thought processes and I am not.
I won’t belabor the point further, beyond saying that haters hate, it’s what they do.
I suppose that in another sense you have to admire the bravery of the hater. Especially so if you believe in the Law of Attraction: “I will attract to myself whatever I give my focus, attention, or energy to; whether wanted or unwanted.”
Haters, feel free to hate: politicians; anyone who has more than you; broccoli; barking dogs; your in laws; me; folks with the piercings and tats; rock n’ roll; rap music; country and western tunes; fellow human beings who happen to have different religious views, eyes that are not shaped like yours, or more or less melanin. Whatever floats your boat.
When the object of your hatred does not respond to your best attempts to hate it away but instead seems to become even more intrusive in your life, perhaps even haunting your dreams, you can only blame yourself and that pesky Law of Attraction.
Don’t you just hate it when that happens?
Your last line? 😉 That’s my neighbor who isn’t a hater but will violate trespassers. 🙂
It isn’t hate, it’s a hobby. Like Tony’s bees that monopolize the hummingbird feeders all day.
Speaking of bees, he is hoping to have honey this summer. No MSG–and it can be used on your English Muffin that you have with your eggs. 🙂
Bring it on. I spoke sternly to the bees about the notion of sharing but it fell on deaf (whatever they have for sound receptors). The “hummers” still have early morning and late afternoon as the bees seem to be single shift workers, so all is well.