Habits die hard

Hatred has enveloped the globe on a massive scale. After disease, mankind’s deadliest scourge has always been hate. Hate has killed hundreds of millions in thousands of conflicts, for the past two thousand years. It knows no season and no limit. It is immensely irrational and is a deadly phenomenon. It is in us all. And it will forever, unless we choose to confront and expunge it from our lives.

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Published: Tue 28 Jan 2014, 11:53 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 3:57 AM

It was Martin Luther King who said: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” In a world awash with hate, vengeance and brutal competition, there is a need for radical generation of compassionate and principled people.

There is a need for those who are going to live lives driven by the kind of love, which circumvents self-centred conventions of our world, which is self-destruction from its seams.

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