People have their own understandings of what is occurring in any given situation. Words, events, and even thoughts have completely different meanings to different people.
Learning information or being exposed to a story can change someone’s understanding of the world.
The story we see in our lives is different than the stories we watch or read. There are many steps to changing someone’s personal story. The story they tell themselves about themselves and the others around them takes a long time to rewrite for someone.
When you hate a group of people, it is because of one of two things.
- They are the villain of the story you are telling yourself.
- You have a misunderstanding.
It is natural to think the people you see as the “others” are the villain in your story. They don’t have to be.