So I'm saying... hatred isn't maladaptive in providing a drive for action, however it's not as useful as it once was.
*nods in agreement* Emotion is power... it's neutral... needs a direction to determine its effects good or bad.Hatred is ultimately an emotion. And like all emotions, it has force. Whether it's useful or not depends in the end on how one channels it. Left within, it festers and poisons the soul:
"One cannot always carry an adder at one's breast, nor rise up every night to sow thorns in the garden of one's soul."--Oscar Wilde.
But if there are no positive forces in one's life, then, hate can very well be a driving force to living, more so than love can ever be.
I suppose live is precious... although nobody has ever told me precisely why. Why do people like living? I don't know at all.