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Sir_jamesalot wrote:

Because OP says so in the loaded question.


Really?


I think hate is only as common as it's antithesis and can only be realised when both are known.
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Probably because it requires us to open our mind and get out of our confort zone.
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For me I find I end up loving more things then hating them.

That being said, I tend to avoid stuff I think I might dislike or hate.
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Really?

I think it's much easier to love something.

We can hate a lot of things about another person, but sometimes that is what creates our love for them.

I've grown to find that hate is meaningless, and it should never exist, but I have yet to find another that can see eye to eye.

There's no point in hating, I believe only you yourself can keep love consistent in your own life. Love is happiness, so strive to find it.
Posted 6/25/16 , edited 6/25/16
I think hate comes easier than love. Love is (correction more than the latter) fragile, and fickle. Even with blood relations, its always easier to hate your relatives than to hold on to amiable feelings, esp over the years and if they're a handful ( on second thought forget it, hate is more fickle, while true love that is reciprocated is more steadfast.)
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Sarah_Blight wrote:

I think hate comes easier than love. Love is (correction more than the latter) fragile, and fickle. Even with blood relations, its always easier to hate your relatives than to hold on to amiable feelings, esp over the years and if they're a handful ( on second thought forget it, hate is more fickle, while true love that is reciprocated is more steadfast.)


And then you get the few people in the world who are able to unconditionally love. Speaking from experience I stand by my friends and family I grew up with no matter WTF they end up doing or wanting to do. I might try to steer them in another direction, away from it all and if they still go through with the bad idea then I let them deal with the consequences..., but I'll never hate or greatly dislike someone I grew up with/was close to. They always tend to have some place in my heart once I get close to someone.

Even people I have not seen for 4+ years now I still think fondly of them from time to time and wonder what they are up to, and I know if they were to show up in my life again I would accept them as if nothing happened.


Funny enough the unconditional love when applied to TV series or book series tends to be a bit more fickle. If the series was supposed to end at X point and they continue past X point with a quality drop then I stop watching it from that point on. But I will still always love the original seasons of it. I've even more recently went back and watched some of shows and movies I grew up watching as a kid and find, despite some people saying it is horrible, me still greatly enjoying it.
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I don't really like people in public places but I sorta of accept them.. So I try to be polite as possible by saying Hi, holding door for people.. -shrugs-

In other words don't be an asshole. :p

I would say yes, its easy to hate than love/respect..
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The answer might lie in how much easier it is to be offended, annoyed and why. Actually, the answer might be deeper then that.

In our society, you can never get away without offending someone in some way. Do it enough times and that person hates you.

I believe love and hate are integral for humans and I believe they both have their place, when directed carefully.


My question is, (not to steer the initial question of the OP) is our love and hate misplaced...?
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For me it's easier to love.
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i don't think it's easier to hate something, i think it's easier to come across people filled with hate. especially if you spend a lot of time on the internet.
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aeb0717 wrote:

I find the opposite to be true, personally. I've yet to feel anything more negative than a strong dislike and anger, not this mythological "hate." Nothing akin to the long-lasting malice that is often romanticized in fiction.

Sir_Jamesalot taps an issue on the head, regarding the presumption set in the OP.


I'm the exact same way. I can't say I've ever "hated" a single person in my life. I honestly don't even know if I'm capable of hating because it seems like it would take up too much effort, and I'd have better things to spend my time on.
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well it's not like we are born "good"
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Hate requires nothing but fear of the unknown, while love requires trust, understanding, and a commitment to learn more about the item of interest. I hope that helps.

on a personal aside....I noticed we tend to love openly as children, but grow out of it the more we are exposed to adults who hate. Hate, therefor, is a learned condition, whereas love is instinctual, I feel.
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Both are a lot of effort.

I need a good reason to bother with hate.

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