Hate is a choice - a person chooses to hate
Hate is not a choice - hateful people are unconscious to their own behaviour
Hateful people have a mental illness
Hateful people have given up on themselves and no longer care if they are decent people or not
Hateful people deserve our compassion because they're in such bad shape as human beings
I really dislike the redundant and arbitrary nature of psychology, but it's a "science" in its infancy. And if people like those who wrote that article continue to contribute to it, it won't mature anytime soon. lol
- Difference between a psychopath and a sociopath:
In Cold Blog: Psychopath vs. SociopathWhich brings me back to the original question: the difference between a psychopath and sociopath. If you subscribe to the Hare criteria for a psychopath, then you see the conning, manipulative narcissistic liar and user as a psychopath, as long as he or she is completely lacking in remorse or empathy. The sociopath, however, is capable of guilt, caring, building relationships, etc., but only within a certain context. He or she will have loyalties to a specific group but not to society at large. They care nothing for social norms and will break them with impunity if it serves their purpose. So, on the surface, they may resemble psychopaths. However, they might genuinely feel remorse over harming someone within their group or family. They will have a moral code specific to that context: they might not lie, exploit, or manipulate within the group. Thus, they exhibit psychopathic behaviors in certain contexts but not all.
It took my driving away everyone I cared about to realize how I was acting and at that point I took a good inward look at myself and saw just what I had become. From that day forward I vowed never to be that way again and I think I have suceeded.
You wonder at the reason. I believe it is because it seems to be easier for them to be angry at the world instead of coping with the world. It is their reaction to everything. If someone/something does something I do not agree with it is easier to get angry, complain, and ignore it rather then take the time and the possibility of failure to manage it in a more responsible way. I think it is a symptom of insecurity.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville