Is there really a thin line between love and hate?

@shattered (1731)
Philippines
December 28, 2010 8:58am CST
Have you heard that before that there is a thin line between love and hate? Do you believe in this saying? and what does it mean exactly? For me It's just that we can't hate someone or something that we don't care enough about to think about. Just like all the Britney Spears and LeBron James haters, they take their time bashing these celebrities and say that they could care less, but why did they bash them in the first place, right? What do you think?
4 responses
• United States
28 Dec 10
I believe there can be a thin line between love and hate as we can love someone oh so much and get hurt so badly that in a split instance we can actually so hate the person. I am not a hateful person, I much rather take my losses and walk away, then become numb as if the person never existed.
@shattered (1731)
• Philippines
29 Dec 10
I just noticed you have a 10! Congratulations! But yeah, I'm like you I would rather walk away than live with the hate. I'd rather cherish the fond memories than live in despair. I guess extreme emotions like love and hate are connected in one way or another
• United States
29 Dec 10
Thanks on congratulating. Two months ago I was a ten for a day. , there are many times that members intentionally negative rate you, which is unfortunate as I work really hard on here and have never participated in negative and or debating discussions. So let see how long it lasts this time.
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@shattered (1731)
• Philippines
1 Jan 11
And just like that you're back to nine! Damn how did that happen in any case, heres a positive for you.
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28 Dec 10
i agree with you shattered, there is a thin line between love and hate. everyone has this kinds of feelings in their heart, and it only comes out when you indulge with someone emotionally and when you are emotionally attached with someone this rule "thin line between love and hate" comes into picture. means our emotions work lot in this case.
@shattered (1731)
• Philippines
29 Dec 10
Indeed emotions are too hard to control or understand! One day people are in love the next they they want to kill each other!
@Masihi (4227)
• Canada
28 Dec 10
Very interesting point, if we really hate soomething, then why spend time on this celebrity stuff. It's different when discussing politicians because these are the people that impact our lives as citizens. Their laws affect our lifestyles. But frivolous things like celebs, if we hate a certain entertainer, then a normal person seriously wouldn't pay that particular entertainer any mind. It's not important. I'm a very simple-minded person. Why focus so much on "hated" unimportant things when we could be focusing on more important things that affect our lives? To me those "haters" most likely secretly love those "annoying celebs".
@shattered (1731)
• Philippines
29 Dec 10
I agree they could be secretly adoring these celebrities but are so embarrassed about it that they channel it through hate, its the only reason they can follow them without being embarrassed. That is a good point.
• Philippines
28 Dec 10
greetings mate :) Yes, I have heard the saying. This saying is actually a truth. Scientifically, this is true. The feeling of love and hate do both come from the hypothalamus. The only difference is one ingredient ( forgot what it is called ).
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@shattered (1731)
• Philippines
29 Dec 10
I heard about the hypothalamus thing as well, however, I couldn't recall it too!