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Libra Noir
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Thats kind of what I thought but I didnt know if maybe I was missing something. 

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I think the time is to blame. People always hated themselves since the dawn of time however it was never normalized as it is today.

Self-Hate used to something personal that was frowned upon to let out but is almost a popular culture today because of the internet as a relative easy way to justify you not trying hard enough.

The bigger question is human behavior.

A classic is Crime and Punishment to see how guilt can be a burden to a human.

For human behavior this is a very old book. Adam Smith's theory of Moral Sentiments

Honestly i would get him crime and punishment and if that intrigues him he will read other dostoyevsky books which will make him come to his own opinion naturally.

Adam Smith is pure theory and quite boring to be honest unless you are i would say in your mid 20's like me and questions many things about society. You can get a summary of it by the link down to make your own opinion.

https://www.adamsmith.org/the-theory-of-moral-sentiments

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Thanks:) I dont know how handing him Crime and Punishment to read will go over lol, but I get your point. 

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Libra Noir said So why not believe the 50 percent who are fine with it? Who makes that choice? If the sides are equal, it seems that what you believe is up to you and you alone? Is self hatred some kind of a blindness to ones own freewill?

I unfortunately need to believe my supervisors and coworkers because they have the power over me.

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Unpopular opinion here: Other people can affect you. And although that doesn't leave you helpless (Thank God!), it's good to remove yourself from people who mentally/emotionally abuse you! 

I'm not sure if a whole town, or city, hating me would make me hate myself, but my mental health would be severely impacted. I think (my opinion only) that being too trusting with other people is foolish, but thinking that you're completely helpless isn't true!

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This is going to sound flip, but I promise I don’t mean it that way:: the dark forces want you depressed because it blocks out your connection to the light and the good.

This is gross oversimplification but just the thought yanks me out of a downward spiral. I have struggled with depression especially when I was younger and this idea switches me into looking for the light and the way upward. The situation is not here to drag me down, it’s here to train me up. 

just putting it out there in case it might spark somebody needing a spark

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