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    Hatred is an outlet for powerlessness.


    This line was in a video game i just played through , the witcher 2. Allthough this is just a game, the saying got stuck with me.

    Anyone care to take a guess at the meaning/validity of this argument? I find it puzzling cause i always considered hatred to be something strong and dominant, this saying however seems to strip that from the definition and makes it seem like a weak characteristic instead.


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    I should agree that hatred is certainly a weak characteristic. It is a consequence of powerlessness. If I am mistreated by an individual and have the power to easily redress the slight then my view of the person will be one of indifference, or pity, or amusement. It is only if I have no power over them that I will feel frustrated and powerless and bellittled. It will be only natural in those circumstances to develop a hatred for the person.

    So, although it is rather trite, I think I would broadly agree with the statement.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raziell
    Hatred is an outlet for powerlessness.
    So if I understand this correctly then I can build up a powerful emotion like hate and use it to distribute or pour out my powerlessness. Doesn't sound right to me. I think it's cute doublespeak designed to make someone play a video game or have it tattooed on the back of their neck.
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    sounds like new age mumbo jumbo

    the nazis had power-they hated jews

    the jews had no power in ww2 -anne frank was somewhat forgiving of people or some germans at least saying she thought people are basically good-of course she hated the germans who killed her , but st stephen was stoned and forgave?

    she may have hated the quislings who turned her in more-is that how the story went? in some cases like in corrie ten booms case
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    What kind of hate, Freud ? Spinoza ? In both definitions there seems to be no room for helplessness. I could hate spiders, yet I am not helpless against them. One could argue that I'm helpless against the feelings they provoke inside me, but that could be argued for anything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raziell View Post
    Hatred is an outlet for powerlessness.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite View Post
    I should agree that hatred is certainly a weak characteristic.
    It is a consequence of powerlessness.

    I think I would broadly agree with the statement.
    Me to... an i even use that power in discuss groops wit people who display "hate" toward me... by offerin them a frindship request... about 20% except my frind request an the rest continue on wit ther powerlessness.!!!
    Go here an play the "Guess Game".!!!

    http://www.thescienceforum.com/gener...uess-what.html

    When the curent game is guessed... post anuther photo for us to... "Guess what this is" :-)
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    Hatered is an emontional term to describe actions taken by an alleged hater, it only gets wings in the after effect of a showing.
    It has nothing to do with power or powerlessness, Nothing in this world is hated, unless someone or something acted upon you in a negative way thereby spurnning your so called hatred.



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    Fear causes hatred.
    Grief is the price we pay for love. (CM Parkes) Our postillion has been struck by lightning. (Unknown) War is always the choice of the chosen who will not have to fight. (Bono) The years tell much what the days never knew. (RW Emerson) Reality is not always probable, or likely. (JL Borges)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrmonroe View Post
    Fear causes hatred.
    Fear CAN be one of the causes for hatred
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    It's commonly noted that anger is a way to vent frustration (powerlessness), so goes the saying that rape is a crime of frustration. Also you're distortion between fear and powerlessness perplex me, we're afraid of the unknown after all - so goes the saying the only thing to be afraid of is fear itself (lack of knowledge).
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