When it comes to the principle of hate, many people do so because they simply don’t understand. No one is born to hate. They are “taught” to do so. Those that do hate often base their justifications on what they have learned from others. They don’t particularly know the people they hate. However, they do believe that they know their circumstances. Whether it is based on different values, different customs or just a different look people formulate their hatred on what they “think” is there. Everyone has a little prejudice in them. If you don’t like a lady because she wears an ugly hat you are exhibiting prejudice against her. Your realness depends on how well you can “control” your prejudices. Those who display their ignorance publicly are those who cannot contain themselves. They lack will power. What can be done to stop people from exhibiting hatred? Just like hate can be taught, love can be taught as well. Your lack of knowledge can be the one thing that makes you susceptible to hatred. Either get to know the people you are judging, or learn from someone who knows. If you hang with a certain group of people, you may only know their ways. If their way makes you believe that others are wrong, then you can become that product of hatred. Learning to love is not based on your vision. It is based on your heart. Once you begin to understand that the world has many variations to it then your process of loving becomes much stronger. Make a way for people to understand you… because just like you don’t know them, they may not know you either… Let love teach you both… Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
Brett Jolly and Lynda Carter (The “original” Wonder Woman)
Every once in awhile I find a topic that I just can’t ignore. It doesn’t have to be something really grand, but if it peaks my interest then I am game for it. Recently I saw a list of the
“Most hated people in America.” This was truly intriguing to me so I just had to check it out for myself. When looking this up, I actually found that there are “several” lists by different people and companies, so naturally these lists will vary depending on which ones you read. Names like “John Edwards” surprised me, because I had pretty much forgotten about him. Tiger Woods was listed, even though I thought that what he did wasn’t so bad (especially when compared to ALL the other high profile celebrities that did the same things as he did). OJ Simpson didn’t surprise me at all. OJ worked really hard to become a hated man and he should have left well enough alone when he had the chance, but he just HAD to make his situation even worse. Bernard Madoff was no shocker. The newcomer was Donald Sterling, whose recent racist rants made him “extremely” repulsed by a lot of those who might have previously supported him. Kim Kardashian’s name surprised me. Justin Bieber was one that I never considered as well. However, there was one name that I didn’t see listed on “any” of the lists, and I was shocked at its omission. “George Zimmerman” did not make any of those lists (at least from what I saw). Hatred is “energy.” It is emotion directed at someone that is derived from a “personal” feeling you may have against him or her. I often find that too many people put way too much energy into “hatred.’ Granted, some people work “hard” to be hated, and while they may deserve to be the subject of someone’s ire, that doesn’t mean that we need to devote our energies towards them. The Black Panther movements “hated,” the KKK hates, The Taliban hates and terrorists hate. These are people who will actually “thrive” from “your” hatred of them. I would not like for anyone to have so much control over me that they can “push” my buttons and ignite my anger like that. For me, there are so many more positive things in the world to focus on, and while you often have to be on the defensive when it comes to haters, your thoughts of them should not be the main focus of your day. These people who committed the hateful acts are always “anticipating” our hatred of them, so your anger won’t change them at all. However, they would not be expecting your forgiveness and your love. I am not telling you that you have to forgive anyone who has done wrong, but I am telling you that your life has much more value to it, so you don’t have to waste so much of your life focusing on “negativity.”Hatred can be “very” contagious… If you try to make sure you are not subjected to it, then the better your chances are of becoming “hatred-free.” Peace and love, and have a blessed day, everyone.
Freddie Jackson and Brett Jolly in concert