Sunday, June 21, 2015

An Old Woman's Thoughts

Tired but OK.

Love is easy, hate is hard.  Why would one want to do what's difficult?

31 comments:

  1. For some people I think hate becomes a habit and their default setting. Early training?
    Sad and bad.

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    1. What an empty life one must have to embrace hate and negativity.

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  2. Good question --difficult to answer. In the film "Casablanca", I believe it was best expressed in a scene that went (approximately):

    Ugarte:"You hate me, don't you Rick?"

    Rick Blaine: "I suppose I would hate you if I gave you any thought."

    Have always loved that line and associated it with the hardship and even wickedness of hate. It's something we allow ourselves to do if we're not careful of our rational minds.

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  3. Thank you so much for your kind words about Charleston. Appreciate that!

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  4. Beautiful words. Many people try to do the hard things than the soft one...

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  5. For most, love is easy and hate is hard. For some though, love is hard and hate is easy.

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    1. It might have to do with them not being taught how to love.

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  6. Hatred is most destructive to the person who hates -- it may be a human emotion but ends up costing us our humanity...

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  7. Excellent question, with probably as many answers as there are people. What a strange and puzzling world we live in.

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  8. Happy people usually lead healthier lives in the long run.

    Julie

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  9. Hi Arleen,

    A thoughtful point you make. Those that would hate may find that love is a sign of weakness. That's very sad.

    Gary

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  10. Why is it so difficult to learn this truth, I wonder.

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  11. Hate eats away at the heart and can only shorten one's life. Love, on the other hand brings you a bottomless pit of well-being!
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  12. I like to think love is our more natural way of being. Our default setting, if you will. But that doesn't always make it the easiest. Some years ago, a friend's parents took in a troubled teenager as a foster child. That child ended up stabbing the mother to death, and shortly thereafter, our friend was able to forgive and love the teenager. Her parents had raised her to "love her neighbor," and that's exactly what she did, no matter how difficult it was.

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  13. Yes, yes, and yes.

    Thank you so much for your kind and supportive words. Today was my last day of my school's summer program. I am looking forward to relaxing and finding a quiet routine. Hugs! Bonnie

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  14. As the song goes, "You've Got to Be Carefully Taught"...

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  15. A very pithy insight to share in this troubled world. I came to you from Gardening with Geo.

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  16. Oh, I love your masthead picture! I wish I was there!

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  17. I agree that it takes far more energy to hate or be angry ... yet I find myself a lot angrier and less tolerant of others' bad behavior as I get older. I love your header - so beautiful. And I enjoyed feeding the fish in your footer! If they look a lot fatter now, you can blame me. Have a lovely weekend! :)

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  18. your photo on your header is magnificent!....very very peaceful! I wish I'd known y'all were in town recently......we could've had a meet up and had lunch or walked the Battery or something! How is your summer going?

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  19. Love your header photo. And as far as the question goes.....

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  20. Hope you are doing well, my Dear!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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