In 2003 the Black Eyed Peas asked us this question ‘Where is the love?’ And I’m going to ask the same question here. We are living in A world full of hate. Whether its religion or football rivalry or even for someone in our social circle. I used to think that I hated A couple of people but this week I’ve realised that I don’t hate them, I wont go into details but both wronged me but I am not naive to assume that there are people out there that do not hate me. I know for a fact that some do, that’s to be expected in life though. Why can’t we get past it though? In my social circle there are people the I’m not close with but that’s not because I dislike them, we just havent clicked. I get along with them but am not close with them.
I’m also thinking of people’s hatred of things in our cultures. I’m A Arsenal fan and some of the hatred that this brings out in people is rather surprising at times. I suppose it’s because of the clubs success (granted not recent success).
We hate celebrities because they’re living extravagant lifestyles that we can only dream off. We hate A footballer who leaves the club we can only dream of, or the footballer who refuses to play for his country because he’s not first choice. God forbid that A referee gives a decision against our team even if it’s the right one. Sport fans never forget.
We hate someone because of the colour of their skin, their religion (dont worry I’m not going there) or their sexuality. We hate them because they went to That school or because they have ginger hair. We hate them because they are blonde, or brunette. Because we think they are better looking or have had an easier life. We hate them because they have the courage to make that leap and take a chance that we never could. We hate their confidence or that they are cool and look laid back.
But we (me included) put too much thought into these hateful thoughts. Yes I do not truly hate anybody and definitely no one that I don’t personally know but hatred and resentment is part of everyday life. It is A huge, but disappointing part of being human. Can we change this aspect of our genetics? No, because there is always a difference of opinion. Politics, Religion, personality all create hate. It can be drummed into us from birth or by A single action. Love is the finest line of all. Love can turn into hatred in A heartbeat, but hatred doesnt turn into love in A heartbeat. This is backwards. Hatred should not dominate our lives in the way that it does, Love should.
I’m trying to live my live without hatred, I’m fighting humanities nature. Society expects the worse of people, lets change that 🙂