So a while ago I watched Interstellar and a huge part of the movie was the idea that love transcends time and space.
In fact, there's a scene where Anne Hathaway's character, "Brand", says, "Love is the one thing we're capable of perceiving that transcends time and space." As soon as she said that, I frowned and thought to myself, "Well, so is hate."
Obviously, I was in a bad mood when I saw the movie.
Even so, I think there's an unfortunate truth to my moody sentiment. Hate is so strong that once it bubbles up inside of us, it begins to act the way objects of large mass act on time and space in that it warps everything in our path.
People who kindly smile at jokes that aren't funny, who take care of elderly grandparents with the sincerest concern, tenderly kiss their kids goodnight every evening, and bring their wives flowers just because make THE MOST HORRIFIC blanket statements about "white people" or "black people".
Their hate warps, not just everything around them, but that emotion actually warps who they are.
I hope that doesn't happen to me. I want to see the world as it is and be able to look at the people with whom I share this planet as my neighbors, not as masses of nameless groups that are all against me if they don't happen to share my skin color.
Anger is okay, but when anger turns into active hate that's the beginning of a very big problem.