While hate is a strong word to use, there are certainly things which people do, behaviors they display, and things which occur which could be done without. So for this I offer my list of 10 things I hate about people.
Un-reliability: You really need to be able to rely on others; particularly those who you come into close contact with; co-workers, immediate family, and dear friends. When you can’t rely on those closest to you, you are left with an immense void and feeling of abandonment.
Inconsistency: Not the same thing as being unreliable, but almost as maddening. When others are lulled into a false sense of security and someone who was supposed to, doesn’t come through; there is bedlam. This is particularly maddening with those you work with or only come into contact with on particular occasions.
Meanness: The thing about being mean is that it isn’t even necessary. Nobody wants to be mean to someone who wasn’t mean to them; there’s just no reason for it. The problem is finding out who the first mean person was and giving them a good, stern talking to. But really, our energy could be spent in so many more productive ways. We are all flawed in our own way; there’s no need to be a meanie about it.
Carelessness: Oops, I forgot to give you your life sustaining medicine because I’m a few screws short. Being carless can be anything from cutting in line at the grocery store to not engaging the safety at the nuclear facility; it’s all to the same end though. If you don’t have regard for your own actions you might as well be doing the worst possible thing to everyone, all the time.
Hatred: This is a big one. Hate and $1.50 will get you a small coffee at Starbucks, but really? There’s no need for this; right? We’re all people; just trying to get by. Don’t hate; copulate.
Violence: Unacceptable. To women, to children, to others of equal physical stature and disposition, to those bigger; whatever; violence is not cool. Unless you’re a cage fighter or professional wrestler, we really shouldn’t be hitting each other. The same is true of weapons (guns, knives, scythes). It’s a sad state of affairs when the meek and mild have to walk around on the offensive carrying tasers to feel “safe.”
Spite: Nothings worse than someone who holds a grudge. It’s usually for the wrong reasons and it’s usually got nothing to do with the intended recipient. Most things people resent about others was never anything worth getting worked up about in the first place.
Un-kempt: This runs the gamut from stinkiness to nasty taste in personal hygiene to just a general disheveled nature. We all try our best to look at least a modicum of clean; everyone should abide by some base line standards.
Ego: You look like a fool when you can’t fill out your britches. When all you can do is peddle and not deliver, that is a problem. Of course when you do deliver and you’re vain about it, that’s pretty bad too, but the ego is a dish best served half-baked. When all you can do is talk about how great you are and never deliver, well, then; that’s one of the things which people can just do without.
Liar: There is nothing worse than someone who withholds truth, intentionally misleads, or lies. Being a liar only leads to a bad situation; truth always wins out in the end. You don’t want to be known as a liar because then no one will ever trust you with anything. Many of these other feelings; resentment, carelessness, ego; are all borne out of the lying disposition. So don’t lie; lying is the worst thing you can do; you know?