Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Hate and grudges are self imposed torture

"The hatred you're carrying is a live coal in your heart - far more damaging to yourself than to them."
- Lawana Blackwell, The Dowry of Miss Lydia Clark, 1999

Generally speaking people who are hated by others don't lose any sleep or waste any energy thinking about hose who hate them. They just don't care.

The only people who suffer from hate, from holding a grudge or from worrying about someone who is disliked are those who hate, worry or hold the grudge. The others move on quickly and forget any unpleasant situation.

Hate and grudge-holding are forms of self-torture. They are ways of punishing ourselves for carrying about the opinions of others who are not worth their trouble.

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems,' striving to put life into perspective.
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