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How can there be such a THIN line between Love and Hate ?

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People are sure about what they do and don't like. When they see it, they can quickly make a decision if they do or don't like someone or something. Also, people take some things very personally.

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I know I do. Just like today .... I sort of lost it.
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It all depends on if it even makes sense for someone to be offended about something. Even if they think it's a good reason. It may not be.
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I would rather have a thin line than a thick one. It's because people change their minds so quickly about love and hate. I for one have ALWAYS loved everyone whether I know you or not.

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I agree, same here.
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Thats a wonderful trait.
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Come again??
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I think she meant that I have a wonderful trait because I love everyone.
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Oh okay gotcha'. Yeah it really is:)
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Thank you!
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Means a lot to me.
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Your welcome:) I'm sort of the same way. People can tick me off and be annoying and everything possible but I still love them no matter if I know them or not.
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It is because you care. You can either care for the postive or care for the negative - but you are caring. It is when apathy lurks things turn for the worse.

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This does sound correct.
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I don't know, to me it's just like light and darkness, have you seen the line between light and darkness before? It's sooo thin

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The loss of love and compassion can turn into hate . When you lose your sense of compassion you start to not care about others which makes it easy to hate when you don't care about someone's existence or feelings .

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Yes ... This is true.
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Hi Betty.(:
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Because the opposite of love is not hate. It's indifference. You have to have strong emotional ties to hate someone.

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Exactly right. I've tried many times to explain this concept to people.
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So right you are.
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Yup! My ex's new wife way back when called me out of the blue crying and screaming at me "he hates you, he hates you, do you have any idea how much he hates you? he hates you!" it was all I could do not to laugh.
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This is not true. The opposite of love is hate. Indifference is preferable, also. Nice platitude.
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I'm not going to argue with you. I've had a morning of that.
Anyone else here want to take this one? I'm pooped! Haha!
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Ha ha Trinity
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Actually, I agree with GeoPoP on that one. When you love someone, you only want the best for that person. But when you hate someone, you want the worst for that person. Indifference would be the opposit of caring.
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You must really care about someone a lot to want to hurt them. If you don't, you won't.
Ya, I'm still pooped.
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Exactly. And when people are indifferent, they just dont care. That s why indifference is the opposit of caring, not love.
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No it's not. And I said I'm
pooped! Didn't you see that? Haha, jk. Sorta
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I agree, it's a good point. Just like the opposite of war isn't really peace, it's creation, since war is destruction.
Love and hate are both just extremes of passion- their opposite is indifference or more specifically apathy.
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Right, passion. Wonderful point. I couldn't think of the right emotion.
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I guess demolishing an old building that is not safe would be war in that case. But I think war is not destruction, its fight. Same way, apathy is the opposite of caring and hate is the opposit of love. To know these things, you must look at the main things of each. The main thing of love is wanting the best for the people one loves. The main thing about hate is wanting the worst for others. The main thing about caring is thinking of others. The main thing of apathy is not thinking of others. The main thing of war is fight. The main thing of peace is not fighting, instead getting along.
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Uh, no. Hate also involves caring about people- just negatively. That is why the opposite is apathy. The opposite of a strong emotion is not another strong emotion, it's the lack thereof.

Similarly, war is an act of tearing something apart. The opposite is the act of building something up.


And I don't think you understand how language works. War is an act of destruction- it is not synonymous for all destruction. English- learn it.
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Bryan I do not know where demolishing buildings plays in here but I'm going to use myself for an example of how this works.
I loved my mother with everything inside of me, we were extremely "close". I was crushed when she died, went into a depression. I just loved and missed her so much.
At a relatives funeral my aunt said to me, knowing I was high, "you don't have to be afraid anymore" I had know idea what that meant. Many years later while picking at loose strings in the fabric of my life I regained memories. She was a MONSTER! Oh my word the things she did to me, satans daughter she was. I was devastated. I, for the very first time in my life, knew what hate really was. I wanted her to be here to destroy her with my bare hands. I'd dream about punching her and as I'd be about to connect, lose power in my arm. I was so angry and just hated her! Then I healed. I put down the stuff I was addicted to. Anger is gone and when I think of her it's just pity. I feel nothing for her at all. THAT is the opposite if love because had I NOT loved her so much I could not have hated her so intensely. I feel nothing, I am indifferent to her.
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So, first you said that war is destroying. Now you say war is tearing apart. In that case, tearing up a piece of clothing to stop someone from losing more blood from an injury is war.

So, yes, hate also means caring about people, but that s not what love is about. Love is about wanting the best for people, not about caring about them. So the opposite of love, its not lack of caring, is the opposite of wanting the best for people, which would be wanting the worst for people. And wanting the worst for people is what hate is all about. So, it would be hate the opposite of love. And apathy the opposit of caring for others, or empathy. War is about fighting. A person can destroy by themself, but it takes two sides to make war. And if one of the sides surrenders, then the war is over, even if non of the sides has been destroyed. So, war is about fighting.
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Trinity_isLuv: Demolishing a building is destroying it, but not making war against it.

Now, if one has an equal amount of positive energy, and negative energy, they cancel each other making neutral energy. But for it, one energy has to be the opposit of the other. So, your hatred canceled your love and there was nothing out of balance, which is why you now feel indifference to her. If hate wasnt the opposite of love, then it wouldnt have canceled the love. You were feeling so much love and opposits atract. You felt as much hatred as you had felt love before. If you had felt more hatred, you would still feel it, same as if you had felt more love. Either way, still opposits. Why dont we just agree to disagree and leave it like that? This isnt really that important.
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...you really aren't very bright are you? You have no understanding of the English language. "Tearing apart" IS destroying something pumpkin. And not all destruction is war but war is always destruction. War is a TYPE of destruction. It is just like how all beagles are dogs but not all dogs are beagles.
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I never said a thing about a building did I? And no, hate and love are not the opposite! You cannot hate something you don't love, unless your nuts! You may dislike something but seriously, hate?? I used to love her than I hated her. I had 2 separate intense emotions BECAUSE I loved her. Now I have absolutely NO emotional feeling for her at all! I mean nothing! THAT is the opposite of love, not caring a bit, indifferent. I'm tired of beating this dead horse. Bye!
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Yes one can hate without having loved. What about someone who always was mean with you? Or someone who did something very bad to you? Just because two things are related doesnt mean they are not opposits, and that s exactly what s happening with love and hate. They are related, but they are still opposits. And okay
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Because we live in a "Guilt Society", we grow up being told to 'love our enemies". Too bad our enemies from the "Shame Society" don't feel the same way.

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Thats so good Tony
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Shame society?
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Guilt Society - Judeo-Christian West. We forgive those who trespass against us, we feel sorry for those we detroy in war and rebuild their countries for them.

Shame Society - Muslim Mid-East, Far East Asian. Think of Japanese Kamakazi sui-cide pilots and muslim sui-cide bombers. The shame of losing is worse than death itself.
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I agree except for the kamikaze. People don't realize but they were threatened with death and there families were as well. They had no choice.
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There really isn't the difference you think there is. The "shame" concept of Eastern traditions is about not just personal dishonor but the dishonor you bring your families- this is in essence about guilt for the shame you bring others by your actions.
The Western guilt concept is, you forget to mention, also about feeling that humans are inherently bad or "sinful"- which is about shame.
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Simply because hate is the most extreme form of disliking someone. I mean, you can dislike someone, but that doesn't mean you hate them.

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This is true.
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There isn't one. That's just a myth. People get angrier with someone they care about is all. Also, the opposite of love is hate, not indifference. I'm sick of that.

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because both are complicated.

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Mostly because when people love, people trust more than they should. They leave themselves completely wide open and vulnerable to anything wrong that could happen. And when something wrong happens, then the person is hurt. I ll say what Yoda said in Episode 1 of the saga of Star Wars, but I ll add a little something. Since the person is hurt, the person feels pain. Pain leads to fear, ''fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, and hate, leads to suffering''. And that s why there s such thin line between love and hate. Specially for emotional people. Gby

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You nailed it I think.
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glory to God
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Yes There will be a Thin Line between Love and Hate, when the Love becomes Hell.

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When you give all what you have and expect it to work fine, and you see nothing can crash down this house over your head as it's the strongest thing you ever built, then that someone who you did all that for comes along and breaks it down "for mostly silly reasons" all this power within turns to anger which develop to hate when you see no good reason that your heart or brain accept! However i believe a person who fall in love can't hate BUT can walk away for good.

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when you do not love sth or some body it does not mean that you hate him/her

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Well, lets first, for the sake of conversation, discuss the feeling of Love and the feeling of Hate. If you have ever been in such a deep love with someone, then you'll have (hopefully) noticed a sort of "heated" feeling within yourself, this is Love. By the same token, Hate, which can (but isn't always) be seen as the opposite of Love, has a similar "heat" only Hate burns the person who carries it and, if it is allowed to fester and boil for a relatively long period of time, it becomes an entity within the person him/herself. So to answer the question, the "fine line" between Love and Hate, lies within the direction, intensity, and feeling of the emotion itself.

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