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Friday, November 17, 2006

You Believe?

I read this quote today and am finding myself wondering if I believe it. What do you guys think?

Hermann Hesse

"If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us."

4 Comments:

Blogger LiteratureLover said...

That quote is probably true. I don't like it. L

November 18, 2006 10:06 PM  
Blogger Bttrfly1976 said...

Yeah, I think I'm with you. I hate that!

November 19, 2006 10:24 PM  
Blogger heartsjoy said...

I have realized this to some degree about myself. When I have a big dislike of someone it does sometimes reflect a weakness in me or something I struggled with or recognize. I tend to agree that it sounds true. I don't want to completely commit to that answer though. ouch.

November 21, 2006 1:03 AM  
Blogger Praying for your Prodigal said...

I think this is generally correct. By that I mean there are people who have qualities about them that I, if I have to be around them too much, I can learn to hate! Others, however, have such outrageous behavior, that I can't imagine I see something in them that I want....

Hate is a pretty strong word....I willingly admit to being jealous more often than hating. Not that jealousy is any more healthy than hate....just thinking out loud.

Good discussion!

Diane

November 21, 2006 8:56 AM  

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