Hate does not enrich our souls as well as our bodies. In fact it does the complete opposite. It drains us. Hate is a toxin that consumes every fiber of our bodies and leaves us empty. It can be just as addicting as crack cocaine. So, let us call this negative human emotion, hate, the crack cocaine that many have become addicted to.
Last week with the firing of Don Imus for his racist remarks, it brought an opportunity that I do hope is not lost as the media is now focused on the Virginia Tech massacre. If we are to persevere as human beings we must cut off one of our sources of hate and that is to detox from watching programs or listening to those that promote it.
Also programs that promote hate are akin to a human trait known as rubbernecking. As many travel the highways, we come across car accidents and we slow down to see what happened. As a result, traffic slows down and we remain stuck within it. When it comes to shows that promote this hate which often humiliate people on-air human nature what it is, we rubber neck and become stuck in this human misery. But, we do have the power of our remote. We can become un-stuck in the clicking of a button. One thing to ask; how do you feel when you see someone torn down before your eyes or on the radio? Does it feel good to see someone ripped to shreds? Do you feel good after hearing it? Or does it leave you feeling empty?
Hate can also lend oneself to feeling drained and tired. I have stated within other articles in the past that these past six going on seven years have left me tired. I may have said in some that I do hate the president for lying to our nation and it has left a void in me. Why do I say void? It is for the simple reason that I want to feel good. I suspect that it has had a similar reaction in you.