Hatred and Opinion: What’s the Difference?

Hatred: Hatred is a statement made towards a person, place, or thing. It’s a statement or comment that is usually intended to hurt a persons feelings. Usually the person making the hateful comment doesn’t care that it hurts the other person.

For example, “I wish you would go jump off a bridge!”, is a hateful comment.

Opinion: An opinion is a statement in which shows a persons view on a specific topic, decision, or event. This type of statement is not and will never be intended to hurt anyone’s feelings for any reason.

So, when a news outlet or media makes a post on social media asking things such as ” Do you think this bill should have been passed?” or “Do you think this person got the right punishment for their crime?”, they are asking you for your opinion. Every one of you is entitled to one. Understand this though, not everyone is going to have the same opinion as you. So holding their opinions over their head and telling them that they are wrong for thinking them is RIDICULOUS! An opinion is not a right or wrong answer. People are not right or wrong because they think or feel differently then the next person. Learn to accept that and move on with your life. Getting yourself worked up over this is not worth it. Next time someone asks you for your opinion, just leave your opinion (at your will) and leave it at that. Wipe your hands of it and move on. It makes things simple and less stressful for you.

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