Demian - Hermann Hesse

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If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is a part of yourself. What isn't a part of ourselves doesn't disturb us. There's no reality except for the one contained within us. Often it is the most deserving people who cannot help loving those who destroy them.

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divine_. 4 years ago
So if someone killed my family I don't hate them because they did something to my family but because I see something in them that I have in myself that I particularly hate?
weesin 5 years ago
I agree with you @anhiro, but the quote submitted is very extreme and does not allow for such nuances - it simply says that if you hate something it's because it's a part of you - a very ignorant statement to make
anhiro 5 years ago
This quote is not entirely true. I'd say what really happens is that the more educated you are on a certain matter, the stronger your opinion on said matter becomes. Hence the old adage "It takes one to know one", which I guess this quote is referring to.

So yes, you can hate foreign cultural practices, religions, sexual deviancies, etc. that you witness without being party to it yourself.
weesin 5 years, 1 month ago
@azwxdecfrvg - how is saying 'child molester' not appropriate for a family-friendly setting? Children absolutely need to hear and understand the term so that they can be vigilant and protect themselves against predators. Shielding children from the reality of pedophiles leaves them more vulnerable to be preyed upon by them. If a child isn't familiar with the term 'child molester', a parent is not doing their job.
azswxdecfrvg 5 years, 1 month ago
Oh my god!!!! Weesin is a child molester!?! :O

DISCLAIMER: I am legally obligated to confirm that Weesin is not actually a child molester

Also, what happened to this being a family-friendly site? Child molesters are not family friendly. ):
weesin 5 years, 1 month ago
This is absolute stupidity. I hate child molesters - does that mean that I'm a child molester?

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