I Love You, I Hate You-NaBloPoMo # 19

Today’s prompt- Martin Luther King Jr. unpacked love and hate when he said, “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Which is easier for you to feel: love or hate?

Great.
Just what I feared.
NaBloPoMo is gettingĀ all deep and stuff.
This is not what I had in mind when I signed up for this.
Oh wait, it gets better.
Wait until the Erich Fromm and Aristotle quotes come out.
Which they will on days 20 and 22.

I feel like I am answering an essay question on my Intro to Psych final.
Here I go……
The answer for me is it is always easier to love.
I have had hatred in my life before and when I was younger, it was so much easier to hate and let things fester and get the best of me.
But as I hit 40 a few years ago, I noticed a shift.
It didn’t happen overnight.
It happened over the course of a few years and a few bad relationships.
That if I hate or let hatred get the best of me?
They win.
So I don’t hate anymore.
I dislike.
But I don’t hate.
And yes, it is so much easier, healthier, worthwhile and soul cleansing to love than hate.

Do I get an A?
I didn’t think so.

 

2 thoughts on “I Love You, I Hate You-NaBloPoMo # 19

  1. Marianne

    I give you an "A" for even attempting writing prompts. That sh*t scares me. I don't love or hate easily, but I try to achieve a 100:1 ratio in terms of people I love vs. people who I want to chuck in Lake Michigan. Balance, right?

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