Hatred – Written Oct, 2010
I was told last night that someone who barely knows me HATES me. When I asked why I was told that it’s because my laugh is annoying…huh…okay?
HATE? Hate is such a strong word…strong emotion…I can honestly say I don’t believe that I HATE anyone. I may have disgust, pity, revulsion, but not HATE…and for someone to have such a strong emotion over something so inconsequential is so funny and sad to me. Mostly sad though.
I feel bad for this person and others like her who go through their lives being angry, bitter and full of hate for no apparant reason. In my experience, people are this way because of disappointments in their own life which they have been unable to come to terms with and move on from. I’ve found that hatred, anger bitterness breed more of the same. In the same way that love, kindness, sympathy, empathy breed more of the same.
If this person had taken one moment to get to know me as a person rather then make a judgement based on the limited interactions we’d had, they would realize that I am a good person, I am full of love and happiness and kindness…but no..that will never happen, not with this type of person. They will continue to go through their lives angry, bitter and full of resentment. They will continue to have a sad and lonely existence because they cannot see beyond their own pain and disappointment.
Thank you God, Universe, whatever the higher power that is which allows me to rise above suct contempt and continue to live my life the way I choose. And thank you for the forethought to not make such rash judgements about others. My hope is that more people in this world live their lives the way I do. That would make for a much happier human race.