On Love and Hate
thus cautious of attempting to comb through love or hate with reason. My
thought from emotion; and to apply as little reason as possible without
ceasing to write.
nothing to do with each other. It also seems very likely that one cannot
person, but fall upon differing objects. Are not the things we love or
hate not the things we understand?
hate that which we understand. Hate is our frustration at failure to
becomes sadness or pity, or deepens to a hatred of that which caused
whatever it was that we did not understand. In the latter case, the hatred
may increase with understanding, but the object of the hatred has shifted.
We are given a wide range of paths for dealing with our hatred, from
societal discord, tell us to repress our hatred and replace it with love, a
path bound eventually for emotive explosion and breakdown. The diametric
path gives us a series of smaller explosions with promise of emotional
stability as a result of constant expulsion of malefic urges.
Neither of these, or combinations thereof, are terribly productive
ways in which to deal with hate, as even the moderate paths deal with the
hatred only superficially and inefficiently. I see the only way around
hatred being understanding. Upon comprehension of the object of hatred,
one is either better equipped for the constructive removal of said object,
cooly and rationally; or no longer desirous of the removal. Either outcome
is fully satisfying altruistically. In the latter case, one must accept
simultaneously a bit of humility for having been mistaken as well as a bit
balanced. The hatred is not repressed, but transformed. The same
removal of the object, the hatred is put to work in a positive manner
instead of simply lashing out half-cocked and possibly incorrectly.
exist?”. Realize that just as for every action, there is an equal and
opposite reaction; for every reaction, there is an equal and opposite
cause; and that nothing is simply either cause or effect, but everything is
disappointed when you do. If you find understanding of the object of love,
it will no longer be an object of love, as love, similarly to hate, is a
reaction to a lack of understanding. The faster you find answers, the more
superficial the emotion. When answers come in the form of more questions,
you have a true indication of the intensity and thoroughness of the
emotion, and there is more likelyhood that when love finally disappears,
through comprehension, it will be replaced with respect and admiration
which you will find very easy to tell yourself is the same thing.
are not permanent, but transitory (although it is certainly not impossible
for them to remain for durations exceeding a human lifetime). I believe
that the proper thing to do with emotions is to consummate them, not to
either prolong or shorten their duration, for one is stagnation and the