Are love and hate the same thing?
May 14, 2008 8:12pm CST
Do you believe there is a fine line between love and hate? I think it is possible, but I am not to sure.
15 May 08
no hate is hate and love is love.. hate makes you dumb coz when you are angry it makes you dumb. Love is different when you say love "Agape" it "is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast , it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking,it is not easily angered,it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
15 May 08
Usually I think there is a fine line between love and hate. However, I am confused sometimes. 4 years ago I broke up with my boyfriend because he cheated me. I was very sad at that time. I did not understand why he can cheat me in that way. I hated him really. But after that I realized that it was unnecessary to keep the love which had been gone in my mind and I should cheer up to start my new life. Therefor I feel relieved from my sadness. Just sometimes when I touch this scar in my heart, the disgust raise. Sometimes I think there are no friends for the former lovers.
15 May 08
I think there is a fine line. One of my favorite quotes from a book by author Laurell K Hamilton is "nothing turns to hate so bitter as what once was love." And it's true. People who have loved each other for years can suddenly turn to hate and bitterness when one person's emotions change or if one feels rejected by the other. I think it's kind of a natural defense mechanism. When we love, we leave ourselves vulnerable and if that love changes we have to protect ourselves by closing ourselves off. And sometimes there is a feeling that that trust has been betrayed. I'm not sure if I'm explaining this correctly so if that doesn't make sense I apologize. Worse than hatred though, I think, is apathy. When you don't love someone, and you don't hate someone...you just really couldn't care less if they were in your life or not. I think that cuts deeper than hatred, because at least hatred is a strong emotion. And like the previous poster said, the words love and hate do get overused, to the point where the words don't have the same impact as they should.