Hate is Contagious

You become the person you hate- so often I have heard this statement that I wondered to go about and do a bit of research. Is hatred that contagious? Do the thoughts that we entertain so often create such a deep impact on our subconscious self that we tend to gradually become that person? But isn’t that a voluntary process? Isn’t that something that’s under our control? Apparently not.

Is this possible?

Our thoughts influence our subconscious to a greater extent than we believe it. Much like my older posts where I had talked about how essential it is to generate and nurture happy and positive thoughts, it is observed a similar line of negative thoughts can affect us too. The more we think about something, the more our mental subconscious works towards becoming that. It does not recognise or differentiate between the right and the wrong. What it does is, it works towards attaining that it in the conscious state of being. 

Is it worth it?

Our mind is a fickle bird- it goes on and off, gets away and comes closer, topples and dances, falls and stands. However, despite all of this, it is one of those few things that we can count on. Nurturing feelings of hatred in it is only going to bring us one step closer to acquiring those exact traits we so well dislike. Do we want that? Do we know when it happens? No. The only way to make sure we are not affected by this, is to make sure that we do not allow ourselves to harbour such negativity for anyone. 

Disassociating from hate.

Hate, as a term, has always seemed very heavy and strong to me. I have refrained acknowledging I feel hate towards anyone because I knew there was no going back from there. Possibly, it is true. I am aware that it is easier said than done. But, aren’t we all here to keep trying? To keep kindness alive? To make every possible effort to make this world a better place?

Get angry, vent, move on. Hatred will do you no good.

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  • Hazel says:

    This is such an important topic to talk about. I believe hate is such a strong word and emotion too!

  • Ebony says:

    It’s so easy to indulge the negative chatter in our heads that can often be quite hateful. Consequently, it takes a lot of discipline to replace the negativity with positivity. This is a great post reminding us to rid ourselves of toxicity and cleanse our minds with kindness. Thanks for sharing!

  • Teresa says:

    Hate is such a strong feeling, I don’t think anyone should ever let themselves get all the way to that point. Why waste energy on hating anything/one when we could just understand that they/it probably doesn’t even matter in the big scheme of things. Hate harms ourselves even more than the people around us, so learning to control our feelings and emotions is of paramount importance and should be a part of every education systems in the world.

    Teresa Maria | Outlandish Blog

  • Sarah says:

    Great post!

    Used to hold onto hate so much when I was younger, I don’t do that now.


  • Clarissa Cabbage says:

    Hate is an ugly thing that can eat you from the inside out.

  • Judy Alter says:

    This is a thought-provoking post. I don’t waste time on negativity or hate, but I can see where it can happen.

  • Melissa says:

    I love the message of this post! Its so important to spread love and positivity, not to dwell on hatred and negativity. Thank you for sharing this!

  • Jaya Avendel says:

    Negativity as well as positivity spreads; when you are hated, you are more likely to hate back and fulfill the cycle. I love the ending image; how powerful a message is that!

  • Palm Trees and Loyalties says:

    Very well written post. I think just like hate is contagious so is positivity. This is great to know and a fantastic way to look at the wasted energy spent on hate. Thank you for this!

  • Jennifer Van Haitsma says:

    I totally agree. Hate no longer has a place in our world, because look what it’s doing. Thanks for sharing this!

  • Unwanted Life says:

    I think it’s the other way around, rather than our thoughts influencing our subconscious, are subconscious influences are conscious mind and thoughts, giving us the illusion that our conscious mind is in control when really it isn’t


  • Anita says:

    Yeah, hate is contagious. Especially when you know someone that hates someone, you’ll just find yourself having a dislike for the person. But all that is unnecessary and we should love instead.

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