So What Do You Hate…

Galvanized by the Hate of One...

One of the things I’ve come to learn as a result of my many years on this planet is that “hate” is the most powerful emotion as it can move mountains, part the sea and turn otherwise normal people into fierce opponents.  However why is this the case, as why does the villainization of Apollo Creed by “Micky” spark something in Rocky Balboa’s eyes to drive him on.  Was Apollo really that bad of a guy, as I also remember growing up watching the great Mohammed Ali trash talk his rival with such vigor, as in the end how could you not root for the great one?

Bring the discussion back to modern times, if we look across the Atlantic than stretch overland the African continent to the sands of the Pharaohs, in Egypt.  Were we have just seen the culmination of a revolution driven by “hate” and while it can be said it was a buildup of frustrations, and a populous growing tired of dictatorial rule, however at the end it was the “hate” of the people of one man Hosni Mubarak which galvanized the mass of humanity in that country which drove a revolution.

Yet today, if we take The Muslim Brotherhood, as the civilian founders with the stand in military government and ask them to have the same direction backed by conviction, you will find a different story altogether.  As the “hate” is gone, as the reason for “hate’s” success if you will is its ability to “galvanize” people to focus on a single goal.  As the spark in Rocky Balboa’s eyes was for his contempt of Apollo Creed, here Rocky released the ideas of Adrian, his slimy friend Paulie and all other things non “Apollo” as these only served to cloud his mind, distracting him from his “hate“.

In short, one may postulate that “hate” is that black hole of emotions driven in the same fashion by a “singularity” which brings all which stand on its event horizon into an agreed commonality with a minimal amount of effort. As looking to the business world, Linux as we know it today would not exist if where not for the perceived “evilness” of the Goliath in Redmond Washington as the driving rally became, anything but Microsoft ™ as if you thinks about it, so what?  As with Apollo Creed, Microsoft ™ is just out there trying to earn a buck, yet they became villainized for the sole fact they are the “Goliath” and we monochromatic folks love the challenge of singling out the biggest and badest as we always want to show number one who the boss really is.

However the other interesting point is the handling of “hate” within culture structures as because of it’s singular nature, it’s evolutionary cycle will be much quicker in a monochromatic cultures then those with polychromatic tints as the later will dwell less in “singular” concepts which drives the engine of “hate“.  Yet, once alignment is achieved, the force as we’ve seen in the Middle East can be astounding.

One of the things which has me also wondering is what if we hated more things?  As what if we “hated” Aids, world hunger, racism and all the other ills?  As what we typically hear from champions of these causes, yes you will hear they’re “passionate” about the cause, as they feel strongly about, it’s of global importance.  But wait, have you ever heard one of these spokes persons come out and say I “hate“?  Can’t say I can remember one as passion while warm and fuzzy, does not have the ability to galvanize as “hate”…


About Joseph Campbell

As a strong believer in the fact that "people work for people", it has been a life driver to better to understand the complexities of the various aspects which drive efficiency within this axiom, especially the concepts of leadership. Supporting this, I have been fortunate enough to having experienced this as leader on a global basis over the last decade and half. During this time it has been clear there are three core drivers being Life, Leadership and Economics.
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One Response to So What Do You Hate…

  1. The Hook says:

    Hate is so powerful becaise it comes so easy to us! It’s infinitely easier to destroy than create, to hate rather than love, and to kill rather than guide another through life as a parent.

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