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Old November 8th, 2011, 02:07 PM   #1

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Are we more prone to love or hate?


I know there is a thread out there now about love. It's a good topic and I often wonder about it.

But this is a different thread.

Let's say you are inside your house/apartment/cardboard box and you are looking out.

Every day you see 100 people.

What's mostly your judgment on them?

Do you see people and think "I love him" or do you say "I hate him"?

I think generally, most of us, think hate. We see someone and we instantly see something we don't like. It could be anything. The clothes they wear, their fashion, or mannerisms. Generally we see things and dislike them.

Of course where this might be untrue is the opposite sex. But lust isn't the same as love no matter how hard you try and make it so.

Am I wrong? When I'm out, driving or walking, I mostly think how this person is an idiot or how that person can go to hell. Feelings of hate. Almost no feelings of love.

Is this thread too sappy?
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I agree with Enlightenment philosopher John Locke that human nature is good; we all care for each other and do not enjoy seeing others in pain. But I think society and the invention of currency, property, etc have corrupted us. Greed, corruption, deception, massacres, genocide, etc are all results of the founding of civilization combined with human nature in my opinion.
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I know there is a thread out there now about love. It's a good topic and I often wonder about it.

But this is a different thread.

Let's say you are inside your house/apartment/cardboard box and you are looking out.

Every day you see 100 people.

What's mostly your judgment on them?

Do you see people and think "I love him" or do you say "I hate him"?

I think generally, most of us, think hate. We see someone and we instantly see something we don't like. It could be anything. The clothes they wear, their fashion, or mannerisms. Generally we see things and dislike them.

Of course where this might be untrue is the opposite sex. But lust isn't the same as love no matter how hard you try and make it so.

Am I wrong? When I'm out, driving or walking, I mostly think how this person is an idiot or how that person can go to hell. Feelings of hate. Almost no feelings of love.

Is this thread too sappy?
Don't bring the rest of the human race into it, sounds like you have a attitude problem from what your post says. Why do you walk around looking at people and hating them when you know nothing about them?
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Old November 8th, 2011, 03:14 PM   #6

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When I was young, troubled by a stressful family situation, and still struggling to figure out how to properly "be," I hated more people than I loved.

Now that I'm past the turmoil of youth, beyond the reach of those familial problems, and have set myself more in order, I find I love far more people than I hate, and perhaps more importantly, don't really hate anyone.

This implies to me that love is fundamental and hate is circumstantial; once the situational irritants were removed, hate evaporated and love not only remained, but thrived. I obviously can't speak for others in this regard though.
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This implies to me that love is fundamental and hate is circumstantial; once the situational irritants were removed, hate evaporated and love not only remained, but thrived.
You raise a good point.
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Old November 8th, 2011, 04:12 PM   #8

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I agree with Enlightenment philosopher John Locke that human nature is good; we all care for each other and do not enjoy seeing others in pain. But I think society and the invention of currency, property, etc have corrupted us. Greed, corruption, deception, massacres, genocide, etc are all results of the founding of civilization combined with human nature in my opinion.
I agree with this as well. Society is an artificial creation, and I think it would serve us well to remember this.
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I rarely feel love, and even more rarely feel hate, even for those close to me, let alone humanity at large.
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Human nature incorporates the best and the worst of demonstrated human behavior.
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