The twisted love inside hatred, revisited!

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The twisted love in hatred Previously, we looked at the connection between hatred, disgust, and rage. Rage is the aggressive aspect of hatred that can make you obsess over your hate targets and project all sorts of troubling material onto them. The fascinating thing about hatred is that you actually choose your hate targets not simply because they’re odious, but because they’re specifically odious in ways that … Read More

Why love is not an emotion

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Every emotion has a purpose Emotions are extremely important aspects of your awareness, your intelligence, your social skills, and your ability to communicate — and each one has a purpose. Every emotion has a specific function, a specific purpose, and a specific action for you to complete so that it can move on and make room for your next emotion, your next thought, and your next … Read More

Love, Power, and Justice

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Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love. “What happened is that some of our philosophers got off base. And one of the great problems of history is that the concepts of love and power have usually been contrasted as opposites – polar opposites – so that love is identified … Read More

The twisted love inside hatred

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Yesterday, we looked at the projection we do when we hate. We choose our hate targets not simply because they’re odious, but because they’re specifically odious in ways that cause specific, shadow-driven ragequakes inside us. Yes, I made that word up, but it feels quite apropos. Let me take a giant step back today and say that projecting material onto other people is a common practice … Read More