“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King.
A wonderful quote from the perfect person to speak on the matter,
since she had been a grand leader for the civil rights movement during her time,
and was married to the great Martin Luther King Jr.
However, this post won’t focus on that movement, or any specific movement,
but rather on what motivates people to be a part of something.
Hate, and Love are the two leading factors in which a person goes by in choosing when they want to do anything.
Such as being a vegan, which the person would ask themselves, ‘Am I doing it for the love of the animal? or the hate that I have for the oppressors that put the animals through that?’, or a person that wants to lose weight, and asks themselves, ‘Do I love myself,
and want to better myself through this process? or hate my appearance, because of how disgusting I look?’.
Now, these aren’t the only questions that a person would ask in these fields,
but these kind of questions provide the direction that a person takes with each choice.
Hate is an amazing motivation, but it comes at the cost of the soul. People can create so much with hate,
but that hate will not be able to hold the foundation together. It will crumble; just as a person that uses hate as a motivation
to work out to lose weight, then realizes after, that the hate that they had for the overweight person that they saw in
the mirror before, is still there.
Hate can clearly show results, but Love provides never-ending progress.
Love is unifying; in the sense of not only reconnecting the person with themselves, but bringing people together,
and having them spread a message, without having to make the outsiders feel like they are the opposed, if they disagree.
Just as Martin Luther King Jr. said on Love, “Love is the only force capable of turning an enemy into friend.”
As a society, there is never an end to whatever we stand for, and if all that we want are results,
then the next generation won’t be able to withhold those results, because they won’t be motivated by Hate.
Conversely, Love has shown that a message can grow generationally, since the future generations aren’t forced to oppose the message, as they would with Hate; but rather to build on more to the message, and give the message a solid foundation that more, and more generations will continue to build on.