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  1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    30 Mar '15 10:46
    "Some people are hated just because they are being themselves and being honest and truthful." -ChessPraxis
    [25 Apr '12 in "Why some people are disliked..."] Your thoughts on whether his insight still applies today?
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    "We hate them because they think they are better than us!"
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    "It's obvious... They keep silent, don't even say hello. They must think that!"
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    30 Mar '15 12:01
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "Some people are hated just because they are being themselves and being honest and truthful." -ChessPraxis
    [25 Apr '12 in "Why some people are disliked..."] Your thoughts on whether his insight still applies today?
    Same reason others are loved I guess.
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    30 Mar '15 12:19
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "Some people are hated just because they are being themselves and being honest and truthful." -ChessPraxis
    [25 Apr '12 in "Why some people are disliked..."] Your thoughts on whether his insight still applies today?
    It's something like wars, they always happen and always will.
  5. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    30 Mar '15 15:191 edit
    vandervelde, please continue your on topic dialogue; it'll be interesting to see where it goes as well as its conclusions.

    divegeester, your comment: "Same reason others are loved I guess." brings to mind the fact that while people generally love their entire family, they sometimes don't really like a few of member within the same or previous generations.

    Great Big Stees, your comment: "It's something like wars, they always happen and always will." has certainly been proven true historically from the earliest tribal civilizations to present day technologically advanced societies. Virtually all peoples have declared war when the provocation of external threats has been perceived. Does the same cause/effect principle apply to individuals who become hostile and develop hatreds toward other men and women by whom they feel threatened?
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    30 Mar '15 15:27
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    vandervelde, please continue your on topic dialogue; it'll be interesting to see where it goes as well as its conclusions.

    divegeester, your comment: "Same reason others are loved I guess." brings to mind the fact that while people generally love their entire family, they sometimes don't really like a few of member within the sam ...[text shortened]... who become hostile and develop hatreds toward other men and women by whom they feel threatened?
    I think my point suggests yes because it takes individuals to start "wars" whether they are large (involving nations) or small (involving individuals).
  7. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    30 Mar '15 15:33
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "Some people are hated just because they are being themselves and being honest and truthful." -ChessPraxis
    [25 Apr '12 in "Why some people are disliked..."] Your thoughts on whether his insight still applies today?
    Very profound, couldn't have said it better mysel...
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    Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil. - Machiavelli
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    30 Mar '15 15:391 edit
    A person can put up a false, homogenized, politically correct front.
    Say someone almost universally hated like Hitler. He could have and did put on a false front, deceived an entire nation, foreign diplomats and plunged the world into genocide and war.
    If he would have been honest, no one would have given him the time of day.
    Refer back to the Biblical Satan, lies steals and deceives. 🙂
    Case in point, myself, if I was a falsely nice and lovable people would be more accepting of me. In real life I am sarcastic and abrasive. People come to expect that and me saying just what I think.
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    30 Mar '15 15:42
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    A person can put up a false, homogenized, politically correct front.
    Say someone almost universally hated like Hitler. He could have and did put on a false front, deceived an entire nation, foreign diplomats and plunged the world into genocide and war.
    If he would have been honest, no one would have given him the time of day.
    Refer back to the Biblica ...[text shortened]... al life I am sarcastic and abrasive. People come to expect that and me saying just what I think.
    You can speak your mind without being sarcastic
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    30 Mar '15 15:46
    Originally posted by lolof
    You can speak your mind without being sarcastic
    Not the way my mind works. It's like I have a Don Rickles app in my brain. 🙂
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    30 Mar '15 15:511 edit
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Not the way my mind works. It's like I have a Don Rickles app in my brain. 🙂
    I think that generally we want to like other people, we try our best to do it. Sarcasm would make it difficult for me to like someone - the way I see it, sarcasm is humiliating and patronising.

    Do we have the same understanding of the word?
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    30 Mar '15 18:21
    Originally posted by lolof
    I think that generally we want to like other people, we try our best to do it. Sarcasm would make it difficult for me to like someone - the way I see it, sarcasm is humiliating and patronising.

    Do we have the same understanding of the word?
    Forget what I said - I think you were just kidding as usual... 🙂
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    You have to know someone quite well to actually HATE them, IMHO. There is a fine line between Love and Hate. I've known married couples who divorced after 20 plus years and both said they hated the other one. Only they would know in their own hearts if this was true. We know one thing for sure, that at one time they loved each other.

    -VR
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    I hope whoever is special in your life goes down on their knees daily and gives thanks.
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