I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hate so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain. - James A. Baldwin
I saw this quote on Daij's blog Soul Tight. It immediately struck me. There is so much hatred in the world and I often ponder why. And then I read James Baldwin's words and it becomes so clear. Hatred really does hide pain. And fear too. So all of these people in the world that spend so much time hating are really hurting. But they are afraid to feel the pain. And they are afraid to feel the fear.
I don't think hate can be eradicated but knowing the source is a start.