We’re All Against Hate – But What Can We Do About It?
This is a very interesting TED talk, in that it is about hate and what we can do about it. Yet social media and politics is filled with it!
You may be a polar opposite of Sally Kohn politically and socially, but please watch through all the way.
I believe that if more of us do what Sally proposes, this world will look vastly different that it does today.
We all hate. And I do not mean that in some abstract, generic sense. I mean all of us … me and you. That sanctimonious pedestal of superiority on which we all place ourselves, that they are hateful and we are not, is a manifestation of the essential root of hate: that we are fundamentally good and they are not, which is what needs to change.
Sally Kohn – TEDWomen 2017
What is the opposite of hate? It is love!
St. Paul wrote: If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; [love] is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.(1 Corinthians 13:1-7, 13)