Saturday, February 23, 2013

The wisdom of Hugh Downs

"Hatred is never anything but fear—
                            if you feared no one, you'd hate no one."
Hugh Downs (b. 1921)
American broadcast journalist, game show host

I guess I've never thought of Mr. Downs as a deep thinker, and I'm not too sure he's captured the full scope of the foundations of hatred here….I think the emotions that drive hatred are, in too many folks, broad and deep…

I think if he had said "Hatred is never anything but self-serving fear…." he would have been closer to the mark. 

Hatred doesn't make you a better person, and if the people around you like to hear you boast about your hatred, then you're hanging around with the wrong people….

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