Alright I admit it…
When it comes to people, I have a love-hate relationship at best.
Even with the most rudimentary glance, it’s pretty easy to see the damage that humans do to the planet and to ourselves.
It’s easy to hate people. They suck.
They fight…they war…they steal, loot, pillage, and destroy.
Have you ever done something nice for someone and then been taken advantage of as a result?
What about that phrase, “No good deed goes unpunished.”?
Humans are responsible for vast amounts of suffering on the planet.
So how in the hell could you not hate them!?
Well I have come up with some ideas and I want to share them with you in this article.
Essentially, what I’ve come to realize is that my hatred and contempt toward people is hypocritical.
How can you blame someone for something that you’re doing too?
That led me to the realization that if humans suck, then that must mean I suck. Which means, of course, that we’re all in this together…for better or for worse.
The second realization I had is that it’s not only humans that suck. Have you ever seen a cat play with its prey? It’s pretty gruesome.
In other words, Mother Nature can also be a cruel bitch.
It seems like suffering is the theme of this planet. So how can you hate humans for engaging in what has already been going on for eons. Ever since the first single-celled organism, life on Earth has been coming up with increasingly sophisticated ways to dismantle other life forms and consume their energy.
So if you think about it, we’re just advanced life forms that have resulted from a fundamental energy signature that involves a lack-based mentality.
How can you hate people for coming up with sophisticated ways of stealing energy? If you hate people for doing this, then you need to hate all life forms. All life. Potentially all of the universe in its entirety.
And doesn’t there come a point when hating everything that has ever existed seems to be futile? What’s the point? What do you gain by doing that?
The feelings associated with hatred are not pleasant. They might feel good in the moment, but eventually hatred feels poisonous.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. -Buddha
Finally, the last realization I had that helps me not hate people is the fact that each and every one of us has been a victim of suffering.
Each one of us is doing the best for who we are and what we’ve learned.
You can think that something is obvious to you, and yet someone else may have never even heard it before.
There is just no way to know why someone does what they do or why they think the things they do. And by judging them, you’re only demonstrating your own ignorance and limited rationale.
At the end of the day, you and I are just as shitty, feeble, and weak-minded organisms as any other human. We’ve learned lack, we’ve learned prejudice, and we’ve learned judgment.
And the most important realization you need to have in order to stop hating people is this:
You would do the same thing.
If you were that person, with their background and their experiences, then you would do the same exact thing they would do.
Stop thinking you’re better. Or that you know better.
This is trap energy. Comparison is always trap.
You’ll have a much better life if you stop comparing yourself to others. You’ll be more at peace if you give up your judgments against other people.
If you were me, you’d be writing this article right now. And if I were you, I’d be reading it.