I Hate You!

by MalamuteMan, AKA Steve Ford

A conversation emblimatic of so many conversations we hear today...

I hate you... because you're not like me... because I want what I want and I don't care what you want... I'm just not gonna compromise.

I don't understand you... but I'd like to understand you... I try to talk to you... but you will only tell me how stupid I am.

You are stupid! Your ideas are crazy!

Are you afraid of my ideas? Just knowing about them doesn't mean you have to believe them. I'm not trying to make you believe what I believe.

I don't even want to listen to you... just hearing your ideas upsets me... Why can't you think the way I think?

You don't know me. You tell other people things about me that aren't true. Are you trying to make them afraid of me?

People should be afraid of you! You are ruining everything!

I'm like you... We may have some differences, but there are many things we all want.

I'm not like you. I don't want anything you want! You are weak! I hate you!

I want to know how the world is... I try to pay attention to what is going on around me... I try to figure things out.

I know how the world is... You are blind!

I know I make mistakes sometimes... but that's okay... when I discover my mistakes I learn things.

I don't make mistakes! But even if I did, I would never admit it to you... that would be weak.

I know we're different in some ways, but I believe the best way for us to get along is for me to treat you the way I hope you will treat me.

That is weak! The best way for us to get along is for you to be like me.

Come on, Gogo, return the ball, can't you, once in a while?
- Samuel Beckett