My writing prompt for today is, “Which is stronger, love or hate?”
My answer is Love, of course.
Maybe it’s wishful thinking, but I believe love really does conquer all.
The Beatles sang, “All You Need is Love.” And while the concept makes for a catchy tune, it’s also a truth that some people still have a difficult time believing.
We get so caught up in our every day struggles that we forget that other people are going through the same struggles, or worse!
Misunderstandings, different mindsets and worldviews, and lack of communication, along with a variety of personalities and points of view, can fuel the fires for arguments and negativity, which can turn into hate.
And all we really needed to do was to talk to the person we were upset with in the first place.
We are all different. We are all human. We all started at the very same place. And I believe that if we took some time to get to know a person, a culture, a religion, or a nationality, and try to understand why they think what they think, and believe what they believe, there would be a lot less hate in the world.
But what it really comes down to is, who do you want to be? Do you want to look at the world as mostly loving and kind, or do you want to close yourself off and live in your own paranoia? After all, hate is just another word for fear; we fear what we don’t know and disguise it with contempt.
Ask yourself this question; do you want to live a life of love, or hate?
It’s really your choice. But when you choose, choose carefully. It’s difficult to change your course when you’ve been on it too long.
As for me, I want to do my best to live a life of love. I’m a work in progress, but at least I’m headed in the right direction.