Originally Posted by Persephone The Dread
^ I mean yeah, but I like making vague threads that can be interpreted in multiple ways.
And you never know, someone might really hate rocks. And as a couple of people here mentioned when you consider life and existence generally, the way it perpetuates itself is pretty dark.
Yes, that's how I interpret the world. "World" is a vague word. Does it mean, not only the Earth, but the rest of the universe? It ends up all being a matter of interpretation. We should know there is more out there, but often "world" is just used in reference to Earth. That's because it is the place humans know best. If you say you hate the "world" as a concept of everything including and beyond Earth, I personally find it difficult to believe because very little of us have been beyond it. You can't hate what you don't know. A world without violence, poverty, and greed is also something we can not know so I don't think we can hate that either. Not unless we experienced it.
Rocks can be hated by some people because they exist. But I believe people who hate the world hate it because of the way it exists, not that it simply just exists. Rocks are part of the way the world exists. A rock that would exist billions of miles outside of Earth you don't know about would have no bearing on your hatred, nor would it be in your direct experience. If it's not tied to your world, it would be something nondescript to you. Something that might as well not exist. Or else, something with only your assigned interpretations. What's hateable about rocks to someone without the context, such as being apart of Earth, for their hatred?
There are people who choose to see the perpetuation of life as dark, but that does not mean it is the grand interpretation. It's been said artists have an ability to see beauty in the smallest things. Even something as simple as a table or desk can fascinate them. I wish to have that kind of worldview. Since they are people who put something into creation, they can't hate it until they've created it. Or else, they're just hating themselves for feeling like they're not being able to create... (Speaking as a writer)
So, I mean, someone can say they hate the world, but it's not like that would be backed up by an understanding of it. This 'understanding' would have to be marked by subjectivity, such as having had continuously negative experiences in it. If it's all based on interpretation, then it's something you chose, not that the world chose for you. People are a sum of their experiences. They like to define what they know as their world. Especially a collection of the things they are creating themselves, that they are seeing be created, and have seen come into creation.