In English my class is reading the play Romeo and Juliet written by Shakespeare. In this play two families hate each other for a reason that is never told; this hatred leads to the death of both of the families only child, Romeo and Juliet. I think that hatred is often irrational and is formed from misconceptions. I feel like hatred is blinding and that it is formed as a result of a limited perspective. I personally try to get rid of any unkind feelings that I have towards anyone. There really is a lot of good in the people around us- sure no one is perfect, but that’s why it is important that we forgive. I’ve heard a saying before that if you don’t forgive you won’t have any friendships because they will all be replaced with grudges- I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a pretty miserable life to me. I’ve found that people you may have unkind feelings toward are actually pretty awesome and that you both would be a lot better off just being friends. Hatred is often not a problem with the person who is being hated but the person who is hating. Life is a lot better when we try to see the good in others and as we forgive others for their imperfections.