Thursday, March 27, 2008

Why does hate exist?


Why does hate exist? What are its sources? Who hates the most? How is hate acted out? Will hate ever be eliminated? What can we do about it? Shouldn't we fight it like we keep fighting AIDS and cancer? (Racism, of course, is a form of hate.)

23 comments:

Mr. Christensen said...

Rosa had some great thoughts about hate--ones that she wrote to me in a paper document. Is it in our nature to hate? I think so. I think it is easy to do it. I know my wife says "I hate..." too much. And I know she isn't a really hateful person, but if she says it often enough, might she become just a little more hateful? I think we have a natural tendency to want to be included in a group, and if that group is a hateful one, we are consumed by that hate easily because, compared to mobs, we are weak.

South Side said...

it exist becouse we let it happen long time age before we were born.
it is a way of life it is like couse and effecet one thing happens and it has a greater of = reackshon.

South Side said...

it comes for the evil of all of us some have more then others. the others might have it more becouse they have or did live in a world with no love or very littel of it.

adam said...

Hate will always.. always bee around. People thinking thier better then someone else. whites against mexicans. blacks hateing whites and vis versa. In the business world thier hate against corps. and etc. its everywere we look. in school. teachers dislikes other teachers. students haten on nerds. dumb nerds! haha.

South Side said...

who hates most?

right now I whould say almost every body that doesn't live in America that realy whount to becouse we have a crap loud of food that we just though out. and we have things they whant or need but we just seem to not care.

T-Barber said...

Hate is passed down through family, If someones parents are racist, that kid is most likely to become racist too. It will always be there and sometimes it can be good.

South Side said...

how is hate acted out?

American History X

South Side said...

peaple will take out other peaple or small animals or big one if they can aford it

Koch said...

Hate is brought out by the differnces in people. some people dont like each other because of different skin color and race. hate also come from how your parents think and raise you to think.

South Side said...

will hate ever be elminated?

NO

South Side said...

will hate ever be elminated?

NO

jessi said...

hate is just one of many emotions we need to have in order to separate us from the animals. hate is really a generalization in my opinion it is really like the catagory name for other thoughts and feelings like racism, jealousy, fear, and sadness. we hate the things we are scared of, hate people for having things we dont have but want, hate things that make us sad, and worst of all some people hate differences; skin color, orgin, religion. hate will never go away without everyone being totally brainwashed and trained to only love, be grateful for what we do have, and to respect everyone just for being themselves. but that will never happen because there are too many people who just love to hate.

Michael H. said...

Hate in our world will never end it has been in the history of time forever. Why people do it is because its the easy way out of a tough pickle.

Mr. Christensen said...

We should at least try to eliminate hate, right? Just like we keep trying to eliminate cancer, though it may never quit killing people?

Mr. Christensen said...

If we don't try to get rid of hate constantly, it will grow somewhere, somehow, to be so big that it is unstoppable again. In some places on the globe, hate is still unstoppable. If we let a fire go in the Black Hills, sure enough it will incinerate everything there. The blaze must be fought, even if the fight is to save just a few trees and homes.

Michael H. said...

Your right Mr. C but how are you going to stop it just by you not hate or me isent doing anything.

adam said...

We might fight to stop hate but its always goin to be their no matter what we do yea it may be worth it to try to stop it but its not goin to end. not even if we threaten to kill people to stop it cuz that would make us haters to. so hate is goin to be around for centuries to come!!

Dougherty said...

Hate exists because there are people that make people mad at others for doing things that they dont like about them. People are the sources. Noone really can hate the most. Hate is acted out by killing/murdering other people or talking down to them. Hate will never be eliminated because everyone has there own views and thoughts. What we could do about hate, hates a strong word it means you want someone to die. what we could do about it though is just dislike people and forgive and forget. well AIDS is spread by people that have intercorse that are not careful. Cancer is a disease that you get from ancestery and is worth really finding an antidote or a cure for that is more affective.

Mr. Christensen said...

We need to spread a sense of tolerance, acceptance, solidarity, cooperation. We can make sure the people around us are less hateful, I think. I'll make sure my daughter is not racist, sexist, classist...

Mr. Christensen said...

Hate exists for so many reasons. It will always exist, too, but that does not mean it should not be combatted. Ignorance and poor self-esteem (within the haters) are probably the main causes of hatred. Hatred is usually attached with prejudgment, which is what I absolutely cannot stand. Don't you hate it when people prejudge you? They don't even give you a chance before they begin thinking things about you because you are young or black or American Indian or female or slender!

Mr. Christensen said...

Hate is acted out in the following ways: racism, sexism, classism, ageism and other isms; also in violent and nonviolent (subtle, not easily seen) ways. Whichever way hate is spread, it needs to be extinguished.

Michael H. said...

American History X its the most hatful movie we watched and you see the hate involved when dericks dad it shot and killed by black people he never forgives them and you see that now day but not a murder like that. when somthing happens bad people are beginning to not forgive and thats the first part of hate and what turns derick around is prison and know days that dont usally happen and it suppose to ETC.

Margaret B said...

Hate exist b/c we let it to if everybod got along and then the hate will go away but people just hold it in like they do right now hate will be here forever. the source of hate is us we choose to hate people like they choose to hate us to. everybody hates the most nobody more hates more then anybody. it is acted out through yelling, fighting, hitting and anything else they can do to take out there hate on someone. it can be eliminated if people choose to eliminate it. stop hating people for what they did or are going to do treat people on how u want to be treated. YES if we let people see that people are getting sick of hate and racism maybe just maybe they might stop to