HATE IS A BIG BURDEN
BY MCANTHONY ONUOHA
One of the most difficult life embarkations is being in enmity with someone. It is a suicidal venture in which one gradually eats up self without knowing it. It involves keeping malice and wearing a long face each time your path mistakenly crosses with that person’s.
To some people, ‘creating enmity’ tops the list of their hobbies, they dislike people and openly throw that hate at them.
I always sit down to think how this group of individuals were wired because l find it very difficult to keep malice.
Yes, we are all humans, dealing with horrible characters both within our neighborhoods and in our various fields of endeavour on daily basis. We encounter those who pick holes without genuine reasons; we run into those we never met before but express instant hate for us via their actions. Apparently, some of them were only told about you by someone who seldom sees you but has not had any dealings with you whatsoever.
I have discovered that most of those who practice hate lack the guts to call the attention of anyone in their hate list to disclose to the person reasons why he is in their hate list. This could be blamed either on arrogance or cowardice.
I know pretty well that envy breeds hate. Some people are in no doubt sardonic in nature; always looking down on others, while some are outlandishly proud and extremely self opinionated in the sense that they don’t take advise from anyone no matter how irrefutable they seem to be or actually are.
All listed above are personal idiosyncrasies that can trigger hate, but those who had chosen the path of peace; lovers of nature and humanity, those who continually crave for inner joy, those who love to be at peace with people by following all men with good will; naturally enjoy uninterrupted divine health because they chose neither to be bordered by other people’s ways of life nor troubled by their social statuses and accomplishments, but are rather content with God and self .