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Old November 9th, 2011, 01:41 PM   #41

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It on an individual basis but I don't think humans hate or love more or less.

Personally, I'm more likely to love, but once I've made my decision I either hate or love you a lot.
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Old November 10th, 2011, 09:10 AM   #42

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Do people really go about their day seeing strangers walking to and fro and thinking about how they love them?

How about homeless people? Do you see homeless people and think "love" or more "get away from me, please"?

I just have a hard time believing that people see others and feel love. Love is more of an emotion for people we know. But strangers? I think for strangers it's mostly hate.

No, I wouldn't say that I HATE homeless people. I generally feel very sympathetic, give money, etc. I do so more than anyone I know. Then again, if you counted it up out of a 100 times I'd mostly state annoyance.
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Old November 10th, 2011, 05:45 PM   #43

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I think people in general are good. I myself may dislike a few things, but I don't hate them. I tend to like a lot of people I see and meet. But I think with all the differences in the world the one thing I see that brings people together are disasters. When something very bad happens, its remarkable to see the effect it has on people.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 11:39 AM   #44
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I reckon that if John Locke could see the current state of the world, he'd probably change his mind on the idea that human nature is essentially good
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Old November 16th, 2011, 11:42 AM   #45

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Out of jealousy comes hate; I'm more in thinking hate before love.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 11:46 AM   #46
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I agree. I would say that hating others is all about being insecure about yourself.

People do it, by immediately looking for something you don't like about someone, makes you feel better about yourself.
Nations also do it. Countries are insecure about their position in the world and fight wars over it, for power etc.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 11:57 AM   #47

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Can't be bothered with hate, tbh. Strong feelings such as hate, just cloud a persons judgement and I can't stand having my judgement clouded. Making the right decisions in life is hard enough without placing emotional obstacles in the way.

Love is okay though. No problem with love so long as you love the right folk.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 01:23 PM   #48

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Originally Posted by Robespierre View Post
Do you see people and think "I love him" or do you say "I hate him"?
One shouldnt love or hate unreasonable.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 02:12 PM   #49

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I can never really say I love anyone on sight, except occasionally members of the opposite sex. And that isn't really love, but more like lust. I never really hate anyone on sight either.

But I do tend to give people the benefit of the doubt, and I tend to like everyone until they give me a reason not to: liking people is my default setting. But it doesn't necessarily take very much for me to form a dislike of someone. It could be something as little as a small discourtesy or an example of rudeness or some such thing. Once I have formed a tentative dislike of someone it is a more uphill task to turn that early perception around. Early impressions are very powerful because they fill a blank canvass.
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