If there is one thing holding us back as a human race, it would have to be hatred. Its because of this emotion that divisions exist among humanity. The increase in hate crimes on people of perceived membership in a particular social group, usually defined by race, gender, religion, mental disorder, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity or age, makes it difficult for me to continue having hope in humanity. I’ve always believed hatred is a result of some underlying, unaddressed problem, in most cases totally unrelated to the victim of the hate crime. The effects of hatred are long-lasting, and are often difficult to erase... -
I’ve stopped watching the news, at least for a while, because the way hate crimes are all over the headlines; its almost as if hatred is becoming a normal part of human behaviour and its just so sad. I definitely am not keeping myself in a bubble, but I’ll try focusing more on the positive side of humanity.
I do believe there is still good in this world, and that if we observe carefully and acknowledge it, then that hope in humanity would not fade. To hate takes a lot more effort than to love, for to love is to free ourselves. What do you think is the most fertile soil for hatred? Is it fear, ignorance, jealousy, or something else entirely? Is it possible that some people are genetically predisposed to hatred?