Degrees of love in abundance, and the smallest amount of hate lingers. But it only takes a small amount of darkness to cast shadows throughout the light. But my question is this: Is it love that keeps hate in existence?
Those familiar with my blog know I contemplate any and all things in the macro. And it might seem romantic that I would sit around and think about love, but I do. Not necessarily in the romantic sense of Hollywood movies, more romantic in the sense of romanticization of esoteric matters: like metaphysics.
Love and hate and all in between consumes my mind in this madness to understand and find solutions for a self-destructive social order. You see, my perspective dictates there is more advancement (evolution if you like the term) in cooperation, and in fact there is more evidence of cooperation in the natural world–rather than competitiveness. Darwin would agree. But those who kidnapped Darwin (along with his scholarship) would not.
“The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.” ― Charles Darwin
It is the need for a hyper-social-order that keeps competitiveness in society, so ultimately we are keeping ourselves limited. If we cooperated more than competed, then we could take faster and larger leaps into “evolution.” I don’t agree with the term, but I’ll use it because it is so popular, and I’ll have to offer my explanation of why I disagree for a different nerdy post.
“In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” ― Charles Darwin
Here I’ll tell you my thoughts on love. Not love in emotion, more love in concept. As the application of love as being actions of benevolence. I’ve come to understand love is abundant and ultimately is selfish. Love has compassion for all things, including itself. It cannot extinguish itself. In fact, the concept of self-destruction would not even enter love’s mechanism. But because it cannot extinguish itself it requires the presence of hate.
Hate is ultimately self-destructive and would love nothing more than to convince love to allow it’s own demise. In fact, hate has already destroyed itself to the point of only allowing the smallest amount of its existence to remain. There is only a slither of hate in existence. Hate cannot complete the act because love will not allow hate to do so. Why? Because love needs hate, hate does not need love.
Love keeps all concepts in creation. It is, more or less, the energy form of glue. It is love that desires to have all possibilities to exist. Anything that is possible will be made possible because love wills it to do so.
Does this mean in love’s most insecure state it uses and abuses hate? All the most destructive qualities in existence is not the pure existence of hate. It is a mixture of love and hate. Someone loves their religion so much they would hate someone from a different religion to the point of genocide. Same goes with race. Same goes with all material concepts: sex, gender, class, region, dialect, etc., etc.
It’s almost as if hate distorts love in an act of rebellion against not be allowed to extinguish itself.
Same goes with myself, my own existence is a combination of the two. If I could answer this for myself, then maybe there would be no reason to answer it for anyone else.
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