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Why I Quit Being A Hater!!!

I’ve been a hater for more of my life than I care to admit.  You name it, I’ve hated it.

Sports teams.






With the advent of social media, I thought it was my job, nay, my responsibility to let everyone know which musician I couldn’t stand while watching the Country Music Awards.  Or whatever other awards show that happened to be on.  Or whoever was running for office.  Or for whichever team I was for, I had to make double sure that everyone knew which one I hated.

Not any more.

I’ve done with that.


I’m afraid that by doing this, we often become known more for what we hate than what we love.  I’m tired of it.

I love Christ.  There can’t be room for hate. Not for anything, any person, any team, any entertainer or any politician.

I love my Vols.  That’s enough.  I don’t need to hate other teams.

Lots of people hated on Taylor Swift last week during the CMA Awards.  I like Taylor Swift.  I love to sing her songs with my daughter.  So what?  I don’t have to hate anyone else in country music.  And I sure don’t have to broadcast it on Twitter and Facebook.

I quit being a hater.

How about you?  Will you join me in my quest to end “hating”?

  1. November 16, 2011 at 5:11 am

    You mean you like the Vols more than the Buckeyes? You like Taylor Swift better than Stryper? Sheesh Larry! Get a grip! Fortunately, it is not too much of a stretch for me to join you because I don’t really care any more about sports (although I do like the Pirates and hope for but not watch the Steelers. I was born near Pgh). i watch no award show whatsoever because they never seem to agree with me. I watch no debates or political garbage. However, I will join you in being a kinder, gentler, less judgmental person. 🙂

    • November 16, 2011 at 5:21 am

      Bill, hard to believe that I like the Vols better, isn’t it? What prompted me to write this was watching the awards show the other day. There was an immediate backlash of “hate” against Taylor Swift. And I realized I had done the same thing. I was irritated by my own behavior in the past.

      • November 16, 2011 at 9:50 am

        Reckon I’m in the dark about the backlash against her. Was it her singing or against her as a person?

      • November 16, 2011 at 11:49 am

        I think b/c of her singing and her huge popularity

  2. Arny Sanchez
    November 16, 2011 at 9:21 am

    I’m with you larry….

    I’m gonna quit saying, “Man, I hate that guy”….when i see an annoying actor on TV…lol….i say that alot!…lol…

    not good…

    I’m with you!

  3. November 16, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Joined. Done. Love it!

  4. jonstolpe
    November 16, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I hate quitters! Just kidding. I’ll join in. Hating is no fun anyway!

  5. November 16, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Hahaha…..so we should all hate Jon Acuff

  6. November 16, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Such a great thought. If we focus on hating then we will miss the good.

  7. Doug
    November 16, 2011 at 11:12 pm


  8. November 17, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Hate takes too much energy it’s a lot easier to love.

  1. November 19, 2011 at 8:49 am
  2. January 15, 2012 at 5:30 am

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