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Thought for the week…#242

Posted in Things We Love

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion … People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love … For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.

Barack Obama quoting Nelson Mandela

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  1. Gawd, I MISS that former first couple. *Sigh* So eloquent, so poised, so dignified. Now those two people were role models for our nation and our children.

    August 21, 2017
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  2. Love and hate are emotions which are very close together, as Jane Austen (I think) commented. Both indicate intense emotional involvement.

    In this country, it happens that young people pick up hatred, of anyone not like them… Asians, black people, East Europeans, people who live in the next town (all ‘inbreds’ apparently)… from their parents and the people living around them. And, sadly, from their colleagues. Anti-Semitism is rife in British universities, amongst academics. Learning to love is much harder.

    August 21, 2017
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    • Yes, it starts when children are young, or young adults, and their minds are malleable. Then discrimination sets in and minds harden around it. Sad.

      August 21, 2017
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  3. I remember the original quote made by Mandela!

    August 21, 2017
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    • Another human being who is sorely missed (and needed).

      August 21, 2017
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  4. winstonmoreton
    winstonmoreton

    Beautiful photo. Can we have love without hate

    August 20, 2017
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    • Doubtful. But we should be able to tilt the scales.

      August 21, 2017
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