How to Avoid Hatred in Politics

Have you seen or felt anger in politics turning into “hatred?” Here are some suggestions of how to avoid that.


  1. Develop your own vision for the future such as to improve opportunities in the main-stream politically and economically.
  2. Expect various understandings of politics. Needed reforms may become embroiled in politics — including one-ups-man-ship and maneuvering for electoral advantage.
  3. Accept differences and the aligned political motivations and activities. You may not approve of partisan politics in winning passage of legislative agenda, but tocompromise is often equally disdained.
  4. Acknowledge that the other person has a right to opinions and peaceful actions — and so avoid anger.
  5. Give place for legitimate political principles:
    • Some avoid discussion of religion and politics saying that other persons’ politics and religion are their own affair.
    • Some disagree that religion and politics are private or personal and say that is very public and that one can/should stand for something.
  6. Speak reasonably and softly, but stand for truth.
  7. Avoid exhibiting heated rhetoric and spinning or twisting the facts disproportionately.
  8. Do what works for your vision of the truth with integrity.
  9. Emphasize what is right, good for all and true to the essentials of a forward looking set of purpose filled goals.
  10. Deal with anger to prevent it turning into hate. Hate may eat away at the hater, inside, and then may be expressed as personal or family violence or public disorder and develop into civil or international war.
  11. Forgive and forget if you can.
  12. Forgive without forgetting if you must.
  13. Maintain faith — hope — charity. Keep faith. Give hope. Express love.
  14. Try prayer for those in authority, if you pray pray for your children.
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