When did we....

When did we become a society that loves to hate so very much? Everywhere you turn there are people putting others down, acting out violently, etc. Whether it is because of their race, religion, appearance, or what-not....it's everywhere. Why can't people just live their lives the way that they want and let others do the same? As long as they aren't harming someone, what others do is absolutely none of your (or my) business.

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Comments (23)

  1. smitty45

    I ask the same question all the time. Why can’t people just get along…. sigh……

    October 16, 2016
    1. ChristiChristi

      It doesn’t make sense. It’s as if most people feed off of drama and conflict.

      October 16, 2016
      1. smitty45

        I can sum it up with what my late Uncle Charlie use to say about society. " It’s the human condition " Glad some of us aren’t of that human condition.

        October 16, 2016
        1. ChristiChristi

          I agree! I’m glad some of us aren’t like that. Sometimes I feel like a lone hippie or something. Lol. Everyone’s wanting war, and arguing, and hating each other for every reason under the sun and I’m just over here by myself going….“I just want peace.”

          October 17, 2016
          1. smitty45

            In a way we are hippies,,,, outcasts who embrace love and peace, live and let live. I don;t care about color, nationality, religion, non belief,,,all that stuff is just stuff that gets in the way of seeing another human being who just wants to live, be happy, and die of old age.

            October 17, 2016
            1. ChristiChristi

              I agree completely!

              October 17, 2016
  2. Walkaboutman

    Amen sister. Too much hate and not enough love and goodwill. All I can do is to offer my love and compassion to others. Each one of us that does this adds to the greater good and to keep negativity at bay.

    October 16, 2016
    1. ChristiChristi

      Yes, absolutely!

      October 16, 2016
  3. formerlyme

    Hate gets in the way of happiness, for both the hater and the hated. Love is the antidote, and it’s sad that so many can’t understand that.

    October 17, 2016
    1. ChristiChristi

      Yes! Exactly!

      October 17, 2016
  4. TomasSISI

    tried to answer last night but Thoughts wouldn’t let me in.//It’s not EVERONE but you are right. it is a huge problem with the human race. We feel ill used in this half slavery position we find our selves in. We are not loved by the people we love. We rarely get jobs that are suited our nature. Others seem to hate us. We are powerless if we hate them alone, but if we can get others to hate the same people we “become stronger.” It is cowardice on our part. - At the same time there are powerful people with more money than they know what to do with, who would love to see us killing each other and they constantly stir us up to hate one another. It is this combination of problems which makes us all seem to hate.

    October 17, 2016
    1. ChristiChristi

      I agree. It isn’t everyone, but it does seem to be the majority and to me, that is really sad.

      October 17, 2016
  5. dramaqueencoley15

    Not to take it biblically, but the bible says “to love thy neighbor as thyself”. Just imagine if people actually do that; there are a lot of people out there that hate themselves. And this is sad. I have witnessed hatred toward others with differences, and I have also witnessed a lot of people that don’t even seem to care for their own self-worth. It has taken me a long time to be comfortable with who I am. I believe there are a lot of people that are truly unhappy with who they are as individuals, and this is what they should focus on. I agree, people should work on themselves. They should stop judging other people. We are all human beings, and we all have the same right to be who we are and enjoy our freedom.

    October 17, 2016
    1. ChristiChristi

      I agree. It would be better if people could do that, but they don’t…and the majority of those running around saying “love thy neighbor”, show by their actions what they really mean is “Love thy neighbor as long as that neighbor stays within the boundaries of what I believe.”

      October 17, 2016
  6. GoldenPig2012

    We’ve always been haters. People are haters. We fear new and different things. Most of us, I think, just want to be left alone, we’ve got more on our plate than we can say grace over, but……………if we even THINK someone or something threatens the fragile balance we can attain between being OK and falling off the cliff……..we tend to get ugly about it.

    This is NOT new, it’s been going on since people first existed. We do manage to overcome and move forward, but……….we backslide, we fuck it up, we fail. We also keep succeeding, too. So……………..despite my own failures, I keep trying. I believe we all will, in some way………….at least enough to keep us getting better and better at leaving others the hell alone.

    October 17, 2016
    1. ChristiChristi

      We can only hope.

      October 17, 2016
      1. GoldenPig2012

        And that, my dear, is what we do best and has led us this far.

        October 17, 2016
  7. jaageet

    If we all would just mind our own business. We are just too busy pointing fingers at each other.

    October 17, 2016
  8. Bloodlust-Prince

    Technically, we have been killing each other since the dawn of our species. Self destruction seems to be part of what it means to be human.

    October 17, 2016
  9. knights68

    I have often asked this question. I am convinced that if the world suddenly woke up one morning and everyone had the exact same thing across the board, everything exactly and perfectly equal… there would still be hate, there’d still be envy and greed. It’s all part of the human condition, along with passion, love and kindness.
    Just as we build stuff only to tear it down, lose more and more of our historical significance for the more immediate and instant gratifications, and when politicians, supposedly representing the people, pass feel good laws that otherwise are illogical or otherwise unenforceable. Yep, it’s the human condition.

    October 19, 2016
  10. mr_write

    It’s because they have no idea how to argue, or if they do they have no respect for the art. Philosophy is not valued or taught in our society, but just imagine: what if we taught philosophy as a core subject starting in grade school? What would be like to have a society of skilled thinkers, instead of people who never stop to think about whether they’re thinking straight and wouldn’t know what to do if they did?

    March 08, 2017
  11. mr_write

    People who can’t argue, fight.

    March 08, 2017
  12. mr_write

    But my manners are a little rusty, sorry. By way of introduction I just want you to know that I try to be a nice person. I really enjoy a good dialogue, or even a good argument, with people with whom I disagree. So I won’t call you names or anything, and if I do say something that offends you just explain why and I’ll listen and respect that.

    March 08, 2017