About ten years ago, I realized how often both I and others were using the word “hate.”

“Hate” is a strong word and yet we were tossing it about casually saying we hated everything from the weather to ourselves.

The word “hate” means “to dislike to the point of taking action against.”

So, if you hate something enough to take action then that’s good.

But, if you’re just whining as an excuse for actually doing nothing then you’re just part of the problem.

Entrepreneur, orator, activist, and advisor to several presidents Booker T. Washington famously said, “I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him?” 

In this JumpStart, learn why the Buddha said that hate is like holding onto a hot coal; it only burns you.