Is it possible to feel one emotion, if you haven’t felt its opposite?
Recently there have been words flying in my stratosphere about how, “Only someone who loved you first, can have the ability to hate you..” and “Anger is just a place-holder for when you misunderstand something.”
In taking these two concepts, it reminds me of those cheesy romance movies where the two main characters despise each other and always have, yet in the end they come into a harmonious match. It’s almost as if hate is a non-existent factor. Here is my reasoning..
When you hate someone, to the true intent of the word, it is usually because of something detrimental that happened; but you wouldn’t hate that person, had you not felt so strongly for them beforehand, right? Because the way I see it, your only anger towards them is because you loved them at one point, and you never expected such a disastrous event to occur.
Now take for instance the movie example I gave earlier; it is very difficult to actually HATE something you don’t understand, right? And in scenarios like the one I listed, the characters hate each other because of reputation, or they never really got to know each other at all to begin with. That’s what makes it so easy for them to fall in love; in reality there was never hate, just simply a form a misinterpretation.
So it leaves me sitting in bed wondering; does hate truly exist, or is it simply a name for a feeling when we are beside ourselves with doubt?