It’s one of the reasons bullies are able to unite people who think like they do and win over bystanders and members of authority. It’s the reason why entire schools, workplaces, and communities will repetitiously mob a single targeted person. Understand that hate builds on hate.
Hate also helps to mask the insecurities of each member of the hating group. And all haters have insecurities, but not all insecure people are haters. Bullies know that, outside of a group, they are insignificant, ineffective, and powerless. If you have noticed, and I’m almost certain you have, haters always- always hate in packs.
Bullies are known for inciting others to not only partake in their hatred of the target, but also agree with and condone it. In their shared hatred of a target, each member gets validation and gains a sense of self-worth. The group also helps them to forget all about their insecurities and shortcomings.
Other benefits bullies get from their groups is a feeling of immense power, anonymity, and decreased accountability.
Realize that hate is like an adhesive that binds each member of the bully group together. When a group of bullies verbally attack their target, it enhances each member’s self-image and the overall status of the group.
And once verbal attacks lose their thrill, these bullies will take it up a notch and begin taunting the target by flipping him off, throwing rocks, destroying their property, and other such activities. And once that no longer produces the power high they seek, they will then begin shoving, tripping, pushing, etc. Shoving, pushing and tripping will then escalate to punching, kicking, and beating- then worse, and worse, and worse still.
Understand that hate spreads like a cancer. It’s the root of so many problems today. It’s true that hate hurts the haters more than the hated and that it eats the haters up inside, it can still cause a lot of collateral damage and make life dangerous for the hated if the hated fail to learn to recognize it.
If you’re an object of hate, the best you can do is to make yourself a priority. And how you do that is to take steps to protect yourself, take care of yourself, and focus on the people you love and who love you. Stay away for the wrong people and keep yourself around people who uplift you. Stay in a warm and loving environment if possible. You owe it to yourself.
With knowledge comes empowerment!
0 thoughts on “The Contagion of Hate”
Intriguing What do you do when your own Prime Minister is a bully?
Great question. I’m afraid there’s not much you can do except vote him out.
I wish it were that simple. Many regard him as a saint. I met one chap who regards him as an incarnation of the God, Krishna…
Sadly, they always have their cult of followers.
Your observation about hate being a uniter is so correct.
Sadly, yes. Not even love unites people like hate and it’s a shame. Thank you so much for your thoughts on this, Molly. I always look forward to hearing from you, sweetie! 💖🌺🌻
Hate is definitely an intense feeling.
Sadly, yes it is. And it brings out the worst in people. Causes them to do things they normally wouldn’t do. That’s why we should never give into it though I’ve found that many do.
Yes, ma’am hate is like a cancer. Love this:
“Realize that hate is like an adhesive that binds each member of the bully group together. When a group of bullies verbally attack their target, it enhances each member’s self-image and the overall status of the group.” (or at least so they think!) 🤨
Birds of a feather really do flock together don’t they? (In this case…vultures) 😲😝🙄
Oooh! You got that right! Vultures is a perfect description of bullies! 😂🤣😂🤣 Love it! 💖
Poor vultures! 😂😜🤣
I know…the poor pitiful vultures! 😂🤣😜