From the archive: Hate

June 16th, 2012
We are not born with hate; it is taught and learned. Look at a playground with small children from different backgrounds – all they see is other children, not race, color or religion, and they all play together. Hate is taught first and foremost at home, usually because of ignorance, but sometimes it is instilled in young minds as a tool. This could be for political reasons, or as a tool against someone, in which case it is personal. When parents turn a child’s love for someone into hate in order to break up a relationship the consequences can be disastrous, and may end in suicide or lifelong psychological trauma. It does happen.
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