Approaching something from a positive vs. negative light can yield quite different conclusions. Turning on the radio, what I mostly hear are people complaining about how crappy the world is (economy, politics, greed, etc.) and then their supporting points about why their view is correct. There will be some discussion about the “other side” but by starting with the negative view, the conclusion will inevitably be foregone - Yes, you are correct that the world is shitty.
Does this approach help us? Or just trap us in a vicious cycle of complaints? Why not start with the positive and identify issues that we can solve?
I include myself in the camp of people who use “hate” as the starting point but I think this is wrong. Isn’t the world a better place now than it was 50 years ago? Haven’t we made “progress?” It’s time to use “love” and “happiness” as a starting point to identify and solve problems.
Side note: These thoughts remind me of a recent episode of South Park featured Stan getting “old” and becoming very cynical - the world essentially turning into a giant pile of shit. Funny…shit.