Friday, June 12, 2009

why hate?






22 comments:

subtorp77 said...

I like the Neruda quote. And as much as I think I hate something, I find that 'tis just a matter of "I don't really care for something"( what-ever it may happen to be ). I choose to ignore, not abhor....

mum said...

I wish I had subtorp's equanimity but I don't. I do my best to learn something about my value judgments and expectations when I feel hatred for something or for someone. I'm not always successful, nor am I always pleased with what I discover about myself but... c'est la vie, n'est-ce pas?

Hope you have a pleasant day, cm. I must admit, pleasant times are a lot more fun than hateful ones.

cheers.

Emerging From The Fire said...

I love the picture. :)

ArtSparker said...

That's probably a rhetorical question, but...it's been my observation that it can be very reassuring to have an enemy, or enemies, to increase feelings of internal cohesion. I'm now going to admit that I was just reading on a political blog that some elements of the American polity would prefer to see Iran's current government stay in power simply because it would confuse/dilute the enmity to have someone more moderate in charge.

need4trth said...

It's an awesome question on a great post. I don't know why we are so apt to hate and rage. I know it doesn't make anything better but we are so easily lured into doing just that. Wage peace. I love the thought of it.

Kurt said...

I think hate feels good to some people.

Merle Sneed said...

I may be a grouch and a complainer, but hate requires too much trouble for the hater. The hatees rarely care.

California Girl said...

why anything? I used to ask my father over and over why God allows things to happen and people to be so terrible to one another. Dad taught me to believe it is our choice. We make the choice. I think this is true.

Books,Coffee,etc.... said...

Hi! C.M.,
Why Hate?
Hmmm...What a good question to ask...not that I'am a "philosopher," but I think that the words "LoVe" and "HaTE"(Yes,the capitalize V and T are intentional) are two powerful words.
...and like other commenters mentioned...I think that the choice is up to you to whether to Love or Hate, be Kind or Unkind etc,etc,etc...
Take care!
DeeDee ;-D

Books,Coffee,etc.... said...

...Nice quote by Pablo Neruda
and now I'am going to watch and listen to the video.
Tks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

Candie Bracci said...

yes,why hate??
Really nice post!

Megan said...

I don't know why.

lettuce said...

its a good question

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Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

I don't think hate is as much the issue as fear is.

tony said...

I'm kinda halfway on this one.I dont really 'Hate' But I worry about 'Trust' sometimes.........

mouse (aka kimy) said...

why, why indeed!!

thank you for the vid - beautiful faces, beautiful music. the world lost an incredible peaceful human when nusrat died....thanks to folks like you and gaudi for keeping the message of love in nusrat's music alive!

I can listen to this over and over and over.....and what a visual feast to boot!

spread peace. squash hate!!

Shruti said...

HATE cuz after we have loved something truly, deeply an madly... we move to the other extreme that is... HATE.... that's why....

A.Decker said...

Gorgeous video.

Coffee Messiah said...

Events both here and around the World make these answers most interesting. Thanks for leaving your comments!

limenlemons said...

Loved the Y HATE image!
so potent!

ps - i moved.

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Coffee Messiah said...

lime: Thanks 4 letting me know.