A lot of credit goes to The Ceej for helping me reach this conclusion. More of a strange sort of thanks go to Danielle for also contributing to this dark lesson, and by thanks in her case I mean that I would love to get revenge on her for what she did. I would like for her to kill herself because she is worthless and doesn’t deserve the opportunity to feel good even if there is an equal chance of her suffering at any given moment. The world will be a better place without that monster, and if I had the resources, I’d hunt her down myself and destroy her. I don’t just want her to be in pain. I want her dead.
But anyway, love and hate require the same amount of passion. They are opposite sides of the same coin. However powerful the love that you feel is for someone, the hate that you can feel given the right circumstances is just as powerful. This is because love, contrary to popular opinion, is conditional. Love at first sight depends on the condition of physical attraction. Love that develops over a period of time between people depends on the condition of the people’s personalities and actions over that time. If the reason you love someone changes, the love you feel for that person also changes, and it can change into two possible things: indifference and hate.
Indifference, according to The Ceej, is the opposite of love. It is totally devoid of passion and emotional commitment. Extremely shallow people whose love for someone grew out of nothing but physical attraction will fall out of love and into indifference if his or her partner’s physical appearance changes, if there is a great distance between the lovers over an extended period of time, or if they find someone whose physical appearance attracts them even more than they were to the one they previously loved. Love that becomes indifference was never worth anything to begin with.
True love becomes true hate. Just as love comes from a very benevolent and bright place within a person’s mind, hate comes from the darkest corners where most people are afraid to ever explore. To arouse this kind of darkness within a person, you have to hurt them very deeply and have a certain disregard for your own personal safety. A coward will deny his or her hate, dismissing it as self destructive and immoral. I hate cowards. People with courage allow their hate to flow freely, having already reached a level of comfort with the shadowy areas of their minds. We do this so we can study it objectively because when we know about something, we gain control over it. Hate is only self destructive when you allow it to control you. Love can be the same way. Look at what it did to Romeo and Juliette.