Piss off! I hate you.
But describe what you view as "hate" in this thread. Are you sure it's not just anger and impatience? Or exasperation? Or righteous indignation?
That word has been given center stage and colored a bit over the past several years. There's a couple of approaches, some worse than others.
"I hate niggers" or bashing someone's head in with a brick because they're gay is not the same as someone (me, for example) "hating" someone's behavior (having five children with five different women and being a father to none of them, for example) or jackassed personality or whatever.
I DO hate it when people are irresponsible and lazy. I hate it when people conduct themselves as though they're on the Jerry Springer show 24/7. I hate it that I can't go into certain parts of town without having my ass kicked or tires slashed.
HOWEVER (and here's the big, important difference), I'm not going to go out and make a nuisance of myself or infringe on the rights of others to act like assholes. In other words, I'm not about to climb a bell tower and start shooting or otherwise acting a fool.
I was raised properly and know right from wrong and good from evil. I also know that some individuals are probably a lost cause and it's not my place to do or say anything.
I haven't deluded myself, however, into thinking that we're all soulful creatures, devoid of evil and idiotic behavior.
And sometimes I have to comment on it.
Doesn't make me a bad guy, or a "hater".
Basically, it makes me a guy who's fed up with everyone acting like nihilistic, irresponsible assholes.
But I can only control and lead my life and I can't worry about everyone else and what they think and do, can I?
Truth be known, I'm the nicest, most down-to-earth guy you could ever hope to meet.
Just don't F U C K with me and everything will be more than alright.
Simple, isn't it? Now why can't everyone do that?
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