Things I would rather do than hate people.
– Slap an angry tiger’s swollen scrotum.
– Take my eyes out with a silver spoon.
– Sell my kidneys to the lowest bidder.
This does not mean that I am incapable of feeling hatred, because I would slap the tiger’s scrotum if I really had to. It just means that I would rather spend my life feeling content with the world around me and let things go once in a while than spend energy on something as trivial as hate. Let’s make one thing clear. I am not talking about the type of hate you have for someone who probably deserves it. The type of person who enjoy spreading the hurt on others. This raving is focused on the hate people have for those who most likely did not do much to deserve it in the first place. There are many kinds of hate. We have the jealous type who hates people who have succeeded in life in one way or another, probably because this person succeeded in a field the hater himself has failed in. We have the paranoid type of hatred people spew on others when the hater takes something to personal or out of context, and we have the justified type which is a lot rarer than people are led to believe.
First of all, the world is not out to get you. If you feel insulted in some way due to another person’s actions, don’t take it to personal because most of the time there are other reasons beyond your control for these actions. Even if they were because of you on a personal level, confront them on it and afterwards, just let it slide. Trust me, you will feel a lot better once you have gotten it out of your system and then placed behind you. If you walk through life thinking less of the people around you, chances are that you will end up being a lot less cheerful than you would have been otherwise. The human body is capable of doing many things. But if history and science has taught us anything, it is that negative emotions break us down slowly but surely and have a tendency to spread like a disease. So for your own sake ,break the trend and be the bigger person. Focus your energy on something a lot less destructive and your body and mind will thank you for it.
As one of my dear friends said many years ago. “Don’t hate! Accelerate!”