Vegas, Manhattan, Paris, almost every part of the world that is not filled with white people. Gay people, Jews, women, Muslims. Hatred is everywhere.
Including inside most of us.
The primary solution being preached against hate crimes and acts of terror is Love. A life of love is what most of us aspire to…but it is not realistic for many of us. It is like advocating abstinence for teen pregnancy. Teens will have sex as surely as we will struggle with hatred.
Let’s keep trying to cultivate love…but in the mean time…hate locally.
In-laws who pretend you don’t exist, the person who cuts you off in traffic, the boss who belittles your work. Go ahead and hate them a little bit. Even better than hating specific people is hating specific behaviors. Baby steps.
Ideally we will all cultivate strong and long lasting relationships that can tolerate small slices of hate.
It might save a lot of lives.