The Vigilante Heart

There’s love and then there’s reverse love, either way your heart finds joy or a deviant purpose for its existence. If you love a group of people there will always be somebody available for you to feel empathy for; for you to sympathize with; for you to care for. If you go the other way there will always be someone for you to be disgusted with; for you to hold contempt for; for you to fear.
If you pursue the object of your affection your heart will be content. If you hound the object of your disgust, your heart will become jaded, until the last one is found. Then what is your heart going to do, is it going to tell on itself, will it remember that it used to have the capacity to love, or will it be too late, and then have to turn on you? The moral of the story, is to be progressive, don’t go in reverse, because you can’t make your community great again, if there’s nothing left. By: ElRoyPoet, 2022

“When you start understanding the science and psychology of hate, you begin to realize that there are numerous complex reasons for your hatred towards people. In an ideal world, we would love and respect everyone we interact with. Everyone will be compassionate, emphatic, generous, considerate and kind. We will accept each other’s views no matter how opposing they may be to ours and would learn from different perspectives. But reality is far from ideal. And this is perhaps why we often get upset, angry and annoyed with others.” Excerpt from 5 Reasons Why You Hate People According To Psychology

Commentary: Interesting, love and hate are complex emotions, yet similar in that both are intimate and are only shared with the object of your affection or indignation. However, they can also end up on the opposite side of the spectrum when it comes to changing a life for good or evil. For example, you can start by loving someone and end up hating that person, due to a breakup or betrayal. Tragically, both can incapacitate the giver or the receiver if executed maliciously. This can happen to a person, a family, a church, a community, and even the state. It starts with a simple misunderstanding and ends up as a collective contempt for a group identity. When I look at the evil in the hearts of men, I finally understand—that God didn’t create that rage. Hate is the result of what happens when man turns his back—on God’s love.

“People don’t (stop hating) because a veil lifts and they are suddenly able to see hate for what it is…They leave because it makes sense for them, because the value hate once gave them has diminished or evaporated…The reality is, people rarely change their personality or ideals during adulthood, and if they do, it needs to be something they do on their own, for themselves…I realized much too late that (hate) is a huge waste of life.” By: Corinna Olsen

“In every encounter, we either give life or we drain it; there is no neutral exchange.” By: Brennan Manning

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