@rupikaur_ said that "To hate is an easy lazy thing but to love, takes strength everyone has but not all are willing to practice."
This got me thinking for why we hate in the first place? Hate is such a strong emotion to carry around, but we do it without even trying some times. Hate is a punishment we give ourselves and others at the same time. I think we hate because we fear. We fear being vulnerable and sharing what we actually want to share. We fear of getting to know someone or something that seems different than us or what we are used to. We fear change. We fear confusion. We fear strong emotions. We fear being scared. We fear for our saftey. We fear a lot in our world. Some how all of our stories revolve around fear. We follow the rules so we don't go to jail, get punished, or pay bills. We don't say how we feel so we don't get judged or abandoned. We don't stand up for cruelty or something that is wrong because we fear being criticized. We do good deeds so we get rewarded rather than punished.
But here is the thing, fear and hate haven't done us many favors. It has lead to separation, assimilation, genocides, school-shootings, racism, bullying, addictions, trauma, depression, anxiety, confusion, judgment, and many more.
So maybe it's time to try something new. Perhaps it's time to start with love rather than hate. Maybe it's time to embrace differences and uniqueness rather than molding us all into heartless-robotic-like-machines. Maybe it's time to be vulnerable, share our feelings, thoughts, and emotions without thinking of fear first. Maybe it's time to realize that we are all here for a reason and this life is a gift. It's a gift for us to open and share. To help each other get to know one another fairly and without judgements and pre-conceptions. Maybe It's time to do the right thing because it's the right thing to do.
It's time to heal. To face those fears, and stand waaaay above the hurt and the hate. It's time to be human again.