If everybody is in love with love, it is easy to understand.
There is no other feeling more exhilarating and fulfilling as feeling in love.
On the other hand hate never feels good – even when it feels good – Hence everybody hates hate and nobody seem to notice the good things about hate.
When everybody is feeling OK, nobody seems too prone to act, change and improve.
We don’t even act when things start to get worse, but when we really start hating our condition – like a bad job situation or a bad relationship – then we start acting.
Hate is a good catalyst. If it wasn’t for hate I wouldn’t have become a Buddhist.
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When we say we love peace don’t we also mean we hate war?
When we say we love the truth don’t we also mean we hate the lies?
When we say we love God don’t we also mean we hate Satan?
When ever we say we love something don’t we also hate the opposite?
Actually hate is neither good nor bad.
What we have to understand is that hate, as well as love and all the other human emotions, feelings, ideas and thoughts have no moral value, no quality good or bad, but they become good or bad as the result of our action.
If our actions are enlightened, they are good. If our actions are ignorant, they are bad.
There is nothing more despicable, more dreadful as the ignorant hate.
Racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, bigotry and homophobia, just to name a few of the forms that ignorant hate takes.
All human prejudice is based on the same principle of ignorant generalization and more recent on the pseudo scientific fallacy we call statistics.
How many times have you heard the “data” on the percentage of black man in our jails, or the percentage of black men unemployed, or the percentage of black men this and black men that. It reminds me of a joke I heard.
A scientist takes a cricket and rings a bell. The cricket jumps.
The scientist breaks one of the cricket legs then rings the bell. The cricket jumps.
The scientist breaks another of the cricket legs then rings the bell. The cricket jumps.
He continues his experiment until the last leg is broken. He rings the bell and the cricket doesn’t move.
The scientist concludes: Crickets without legs can’t hear.
Why are we doing these statistics? Is there a connection between a person’s skin color, gender, race, sexual or religion preference and his capacity as a human being?
Well, these so called statistics and scientific measurements seem to point to that conclusion, don’t they?
Of course by making a test of climbing trees I can prove scientifically that 90% of the monkeys are superior to humans as well.
Why does the government keep asking on their paper work about your race?
Why not ask if you are left handed, right handed or ambidextrous?
Why not ask if you are tall or short, fat or thin.
Does race makes any difference?
And why in the name of God black people keep on calling themselves “African Americans”?
That is one of the most ignorant thing I ever heard. Africans are not all black and African culture is not all black either.
What is a born Egyptian living in US is supposed to be called?
Why gay people call themselves gay?
Why would anybody call themselves anything else than a human being?
It is ignorance.
It is the believe in I vs. you, in us vs. they.
There is no they.
And until every person on this Earth understands that, prejudice and intolerance will continue to exist and flourish.
There is no they.
And until every person on this Earth calls himself, no more, no less than a human being, ignorant hatred will persist.