Let me ask you a question.
Do you hate someone? Like really hate them?
If you do hate someone, could you tell me why?
Is it because they hurt you? Or, maybe they broke your trust, friendship or marriage.
Whatever the reason is, I hope you don’t hate them for the reasons this one guy did.
See, he hated this one person so much. He’s never met her, but he hates her.
Because she’s a republican.
She doesn’t share his view of the world. So, he thinks that gives him car blanche to hate her.
Frankly, this was a little shocking and amusing to me. Here this person was, saying they hated this girl, and the only reasons they could give were political ones.
She’s pro-life, a Reagan fan, a republican, blah, blah, blah. He might as well have said he hates her because he disagrees with her.
And let me tell you, that’s a dangerous place to be in. Here’s a few reasons why…
You Will Always Find People Who Disagree With You
It’s a fact of life. You will always find people see things differently. Whether it’s religion, politics, child rearing, or education, there’s a myriad of people who will gladly disagree with you.
The faster you get used to opposing views, the better off you’ll be.
Don’t Hate Them for Not Agreeing
So, there’s a myriad of people who disagree with you. Are you going to hate them too?
Not to be your mom here, but “hate” is a strong word. Usually, people reserve it for only the most horrid acts. For example, I hate rapists, the holocaust, and terrorists.
You “hate” the act. You don’t hate someone who doesn’t agree that FDR is the best president ever. Nor, should you hate someone who’s pro-choice, and vice versa.
It Will Slow You Down From Making a Difference
Why is hating someone based on their beliefs wrong?
You’re in the business of being a political evangelist, right? You want to communicate, inform and eventually convert your family, friends and neighbors to the cause of freedom.
Being an evangelist for freedom means you’ll have to talk to those who disagree with you. You have to get to know them, befriend them, and have discussions with them. How can you do that if you hate them?
Hate clouds your head. It creates a barrier between you and the person you need to reach.
There’s also the whole “you can disagree and still be friends” mentality. It’s really helpful… especially when it comes to stopping mob rights.
You can still get along with people who you disagree with. In fact, it’s imperative that you do. (Click to Tweet)
You’ll Lose Respect
Another point to quickly go over.
If you hate people who disagree with you, it’ll start to show. That visible intolerance for people of differing opinions isn’t a recipe for success.
Others will see it. They’ll see how ugly you treat those of differing views, and they won’t think highly of you.
I didn’t respect that guy I mentioned above. He was a jerk.
Don’t be that guy, please.
Hating people won’t help you win back America.
You’re supposed to be for people, that’s what freedom is all about.
You can’t do that if you hate pro-choicers, liberals, feminists, crazy environmentalists, and those hormone filled liberal teenagers that keep teepeeing your house…
Before you go on to your next internet activity (which is probably more cat gifs), I recommend you read this short article by Andrew W.K.
I had no idea who he was until I came across this article. But, what he says in reply to a reader’s question is gold.
Apparently, this reader’s relationship with his father has deteriorated due to his father’s confrontational attitude and political stance. The guy even refers to his father as a monster at one point.
The Andrew W.K.’s response to this guy is brilliant, and it’s exactly what you and I need to remember on a day to day basis.
You can read the article here.
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