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  • Hate is a choice - a person chooses to hate

    29 63.04%
  • Hate is not a choice - hateful people are unconscious to their own behaviour

    6 13.04%
  • Hateful people have a mental illness

    4 8.70%
  • Hateful people have given up on themselves and no longer care if they are decent people or not

    3 6.52%
  • Hateful people deserve our compassion because they're in such bad shape as human beings

    5 10.87%
  • Other

    16 34.78%
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    Re: Is hate a Choice?

    I think hate can be both a choice and in some ways taught. But I think with the type of hate you're talking about that it's mostly chosen. People can be brought up in a way as to encourage them to hate a race or a religion or whatever, but there's enough information out there for people to make educated choices. Those who don't simply are ignoring the data and making a decision by their own free will.

    Some hate is good like:
    Hating the St. Louis Cardinals
    Hating the Greenbay Packers
    Hating the Minnesota Vikings...get an out door stadium you Sallies!
    Hating Payton Manning...you played ****ty in the Superbowl and the only reason your punk ass has a Superbowl ring is because Grossman lost that god damned game! And get off the damned TV!
    Hating Eli Manning....damned punk, not even as good as his good for nothing brother.
    Hating the NY Yankees....god baseball needs a cap
    Hating the Chicago Whitesox....south side sucks!
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    Re: Is hate a Choice?

    Hate is good? War is peace. Freedom is slavery.

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    Re: Is hate a Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveUninhibited View Post


    INFJ, though the only strong one was N. I was almost neutral on F/T.

    Einstein was E? That makes no sense, lol. I prefer small-group or one-on-one interaction. Their basis for being E seemed to have to do with liking to party, lol.
    Oops, faux pas. Einstein was an INTP. Quite right, you are!

    The "NT" is relevant, though for the following:

    All Rationals (NTs) share the following core characteristics:

    •Rationals tend to be pragmatic, skeptical, self-contained, and focused on problem-solving and systems analysis.
    •Rationals pride themselves on being ingenious, independent, and strong willed.
    •Rationals make reasonable mates, individualizing parents, and strategic leaders.
    •Rationals are even-tempered, they trust logic, yearn for achievement, seek knowledge, prize technology, and dream of understanding how the world works.
    Last edited by Gwendoline; 07-21-09 at 11:21 AM.

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    Re: Is hate a Choice?

    Here's another Gwendoline:
    The Psychopath: The Mask of Sanity

    My point is; does someone like a psychopath who has no capacity for empathy have choice when it comes to doing hateful things to others?

    I think not. Psychopaths don't respond the same way others of us do to other people's suffering. They have to fake emotions.
    Last edited by windovervocalcords; 07-21-09 at 11:25 AM.

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    Re: Is hate a Choice?

    Hate is a choice for most people. But some people also make themselves easy to hate. And I'm to happy to give them what they ask for.
    Wow. Am I awesome or what?

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    Re: Is hate a Choice?

    Yes. If you are an adult and capable of free thought? Hate is a Choice.

    Why would anybody chose it? The same reason someone would think it fun to set a human on fire, torture a baby, kill an animal, etc.
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    Re: Is hate a Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Yes. If you are an adult and capable of free thought? Hate is a Choice.

    Why would anybody chose it? The same reason someone would think it fun to set a human on fire, torture a baby, kill an animal, etc.
    Some people choose it and say they enjoy it. I sure don't. If I feel anger and hate I want to stop it by any and all means possible. It's excrutiating.

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    Re: Is hate a Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Yes. If you are an adult and capable of free thought? Hate is a Choice.

    Why would anybody chose it? The same reason someone would think it fun to set a human on fire, torture a baby, kill an animal, etc.
    Well, it does kill an afternoon.
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    Re: Is hate a Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gwendoline View Post
    Another Albert Einstein!
    More like Marv Albert for me.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I think hate can be both a choice and in some ways taught. But I think with the type of hate you're talking about that it's mostly chosen. People can be brought up in a way as to encourage them to hate a race or a religion or whatever, but there's enough information out there for people to make educated choices. Those who don't simply are ignoring the data and making a decision by their own free will.

    Some hate is good like:
    Hating the St. Louis Cardinals
    Hating the Greenbay Packers
    Hating the Minnesota Vikings...get an out door stadium you Sallies!
    Hating Payton Manning...you played ****ty in the Superbowl and the only reason your punk ass has a Superbowl ring is because Grossman lost that god damned game! And get off the damned TV!
    Hating Eli Manning....damned punk, not even as good as his good for nothing brother.
    Hating the NY Yankees....god baseball needs a cap
    Hating the Chicago Whitesox Cubs....south side 100+ years of ineptitude sucks!
    You almost got a thanks for that except ya had to go and add the Whitesox part.

    I fixed it for you though.

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    Re: Is hate a Choice?

    I don't think that hate is a choice, but choices you make (who you spend time with, what you read/watch etc) can influence the hate that you do or do not feel

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