Do you hate me because I have the unique ability to question my surroundings objectively without superstition to cloud my judgement? Do you hate me because my brain thinks in different patterns than yours? Do you hate me because my looks are asymmetrical and don’t fit your concept of beauty?
Do you hate me because I pity the have-nots and those who cannot defend themselves? Do you hate me because I can decipher between right and wrong without the guidance or fear of some unseen presence? Do you hate me because I can invent worlds in my head and don’t need expensive trips around the world to go to far off places?
Do you hate me because I don’t mind that a boy can love a boy and a girl can love a girl in a world with little love to go around? Do you hate me because I want to change the world into something for all, and it doesn’t fit your personal agenda?
Do you hate me because I see, hear, smell, taste and feel the real world around me?
Instead of hating me because you are blind, deaf, senseless and unfeeling, why not take advantage of my giving nature and let me share my gifts with you? For no matter how much you despise my very being, I love you enough to want to help you rise beyond your shortcomings. God did not teach me this, for I do not believe in God. Society did not teach me this, for I have seen what lies in the hearts of the selfish.
My Mother taught me this. My family taught me this. My friends have taught me this. My rivals have taught me this. Those in need have birthed this in me. I am the epitome of spiritual transcendence because I struggle, I suffer, and I overcome.
Without Hate in my heart.