prompt 13

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Martin Luther King Jr. unpacked love and hate when he said, “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Which is easier for you to feel: love or hate?

that’s a hard question to answer. i’d like to say it’s love, but i do get resentful. is that hate? i mean, i don’t actively hate anyone, but there are people who just annoy me so, and it’s usually because of resentment or maybe a tad bit of jealousy. it would be so much easier to forget about those things and just love, but that’s not the case with me. so sad as it makes me to say it, i guess it’s hate–though, to me, it’s not intense hate, like bigotry or anything. just…annoyances. i don’t hate anyone; i just get irritated. i wish i could be all “bygones” about it, but it eats away at me. so that’s not love, but i don’t think it’s really hate, either. it’s just…what it is.


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