“Why Do We Hate?”

Dr. Michael Laitman

In the News (Psychology Today): “Why do we hate? The reasons are complex, but following are some of the factors that may play a role in helping us understand hate and, hopefully, work toward change. …

“According to A.J. Marsden, assistant professor of psychology and human services at Beacon College in Leesburg, Florida, one reason we hate is because we fear things that are different from us.

“Behavioral researcher Patrick Wanis, cites the in-group out-group theory, which posits that when we feel threatened by perceived outsiders, we instinctively turn toward our in-group—those with whom we identify—as a survival mechanism. Wanis explains, ‘Hatred is driven by two key emotions of love and aggression: One love for the in-group—the group that is favored; and two, aggression for the out-group—the group that has been deemed as being different, dangerous, and a threat to the in-group.’ …

“According to Washington, D.C., clinical psychologist Dana Harron, the things people hate about others are the things that they fear within themselves. She suggests thinking about the targeted group or person as a movie screen onto which we project unwanted parts of the self. The idea is, ‘I’m not terrible; you are.’”

Question: What is hatred from your point of view?

Answer: Hatred is everything that isn’t beneficial to me.

On the other hand, this is a good quality, because with its help, I check what else I need to change in myself. The entire world is basically the Creator, which I must treat with absolute love! And if I treat something with hatred, it means that I am not corrected within myself.

True hatred is only revealed on the way to love. If I advance to love correctly, I discover hatred for something or someone, and it becomes clear to me what I must correct in myself in order to achieve love.

Current events in the world are an expression of a very big hatred of everyone and toward everyone. This is a natural getaway, an explosion of our inner nature when we absolutely hate each other. In this case, only our negative qualities are manifested, since we don’t have positive qualities and we only want to use each other.

Our egoism is the hatred and we must correct it so that it will become love. This is done with the help of connection and the special good force of nature that we discover.

Question: But this hatred that currently exists in the world is revealed not on the way to love. Is it a hatred as such?

Answer: No, it still arises on the way to love because we are on the path to correction. This is just a period of the recognition of evil. We feel evil, but still don’t understand its causes, its consequences, and what to do with it.

In fact, evil is the lever by which we will turn everything around and come to good.

As soon as we recognize evil, the turnover will happen. The wisdom of Kabbalah speaks about it. It tells us how to use all this in practice.

Therefore, come, study, and you will see a different world.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 3/13/17

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