Sunday, September 2, 2018

Hate is no joke. Hate is not funny.

We do not have to joke about hatred. Ever.

I hope to have been habited out of hate.

I have been shaped by many important perspectives in social and psychological sciences, neuroscience, and the history of religion and culture to realize that our habits (rituals & daily practices) shape who we are - personally and socially. 

Team rivalries can be more problematic that persons realize even while some literature suggests they may also provide necessary anthropological "relief valves" for aggression.

Even if rivalries in team sports are "fun" and provide avenues for anger to find outlet, I find it offense and problematic to see persons wearing their "team sports" gear professing their hatred. 

Shirts like this one that I saw this morning are offensive to me. 

We can work for a world in which people do not take seriously - nor joke about - their hate.

I am working for a world where anger, resentment, hurt & hate can be transformed toward caring kindness among all persons.

We can do better.

We can be better. 

Toward eupan ~

~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.

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