Yes, Im writing a blog about haters.
But I dont want this to be just another blog post about haters. I would rather lay out to you, my readers, a qualitative analysis of haters. Im stating that hating in society has become needed on some levels as a basic form of survival while the perception of "hate" in society has gone from "basic human emotion" to "red flag/possible problematic person ahead/avoid at all costs". Thus one must look at the actions of haters with a keen eye and measure them individually against a classic scale.
As we all know, haters proliferate the world we live in. Seems like everyday I see another hater hating their way thru the day. I got hated on 20 minutes ago when I got breakfast from Carl's Jr... the lady must have been having a bad morning but she didnt want to give up that extra Ranch or BBQ sauce without a little hating, but hey, hate hate on baby....
You can call this the scale.
Now I like to cut people breaks on that sort of stuff. Like I said, she could have had a bad morning. The little hating I can take. Its the larger, more significant forms of hating that cannot go un-addressed. This is where I started thinking that with the level of hating that goes on today there actually have to be different levels of haters.
Now that you know the thesis, lets clear up some thought processes and definitions.
According to the top vote getters on Urban Dictionary, a hater is/can be:
"A person that simply cannot be happy for another person's success."
"A person who feels anger and/or jealousy for someone who has succeeded in something they have worked hard for"
"A label applied to people who are more negative than positive when discussing another person. It most commonly refers to individuals whose negativity is so extreme that it is all-consuming."That last definition goes on to elude to the varieties and levels of hating and haters, yet does nothing to define them. In my mind, there are 5 Levels of Haters: haters that were taught to hate, haters that choose to hate, haters that grew to hate, haters that lie, and finally haters that do (and are) all of the above.
Now that we have established the different levels of hate, lets look at the overall level of hate in society. To get a grasp on it I will outline a simple model on how hate is introduced from one person to another, thus growing the circle of hate, and how that growth is known to be exponential.
It used to be called "gossip," and all gossip was spoken from one person to the next. Still, even when the stories had to be told in 1-on-1 situations, "the word" about folks still spread like wildfire. Now, instead of just spoken, gossip can be texted, voicemailed, e-mailed, tweeted, re-tweeted, status'd, even blogged & printed. Hollywood paparazzi literally feed their loved ones on the gossip that the "superstars" provide. Just think about that for a moment...kids can literally eat food because Lindsay Lohan went off the wagon for a night & made out with a girl... and daddy was there to catch all the highlights... whatta world... lol
I think it is safe to say that "haterism" in 2010 is at an all-time high.
(to be continued...)