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I'm Glad You Hate It

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Hate, anger, jealousy, bitterness, and resentment (along with their many kin) are often feared. No one wants to deal with these emotions, at work or outside it.

We want their positive cousins – love, joy, happiness, excitement, passion.

We often associate love and hate as opposites. We want people to love their workplaces, to be happy working together, to find joy in what they do, and be passionate about the company’s purpose. We don’t want them to be angry at colleagues, resent their leaders, and hate their work.

But the opposite of love is not hate. They are more similar than we think. At the root of both emotions is the fact that we care enough to feel something. If you hate, it is because you care and want it to be different.

If there’s hate and anger and resentment, then there’s still a chance to lead people.

The true opposite of love is not hate, but indifference. When we stop caring in any capacity – positively or negatively – then we’ve lost the hope for change and the ability to see a different reality.


Team Human Conversation

Fight workplace zombies in your organization and join Team Human! Gather a group of fellow workplace zombie hunters to discuss our most recent blog post. Use the questions below to kick-start your conversation. 

  1. How does this challenge your personal perspective on emotions like hate and anger?

  2. Can you share about a time where you experienced hate or anger, but you still had a level of care and concern?

  3. In what ways do you believe these types of emotions can be harnessed positively for personal or professional growth?


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