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Writing Prompt #135 “We hate most in others, what we dislike in ourselves”

Today’s prompt was suggested to me by Oliana and it is a bit different for me as I am using a segment from a poem I wrote for the inspiration.


“I keep running into myself

Within others and it is she

That rejects me whilst

They pass unknowingly”

I am sure you are familiar with the adage “We hate most in others, what we dislike in ourselves.” Whenever I come across a person I don’t like, I study them not in a “keep your enemies close way”. I just explore the reasons for my aversion. In every case where I have done this, I have been able to let go of the hostility and while I don’t always come to enjoy their company I do come, in time, to accept them. When I don’t take the time my fear and aversion only increases and I end up running away at the mere sight of them, sometimes missing out on opportunities in an effort to escape. I don’t even give them the chance to reject me or express their opinions, rather I assign them motives and opinions which very rarely reflect the reality of the situation.

About mindlovemisery

Music: PJ Harvey, Radio Head, Fleetwood Mac, David Usher/Moist, Johnny Cash, Portishead, Damien Rice (basically I am a 90s kid I like alternative, grunge, Industrial and other types of metal, oldies, punk, rock etc.) Authors: Sylvia Plath, James Baldwin, Edmund White, Arthur Rimbaud, Jim Carrol, Jeff Noon, etc. Movies: A Clock Work Orange, Fight Club, House of Flying Daggers (I like a lot of cult movies, horror, comedy, drama, I don't like action and fantasy is terrifying lol) Philosophical Beliefs: Buddhism, Daoism, Shintoism (before it changed under Nationalism), The Transcendent Order Favorite Video Game: Planescape Torment What I do: read, write, yoga, pilates, weight-lift, walk, study philosophy and psychology, dance like a crazy person, paint, dream etc. Qualities: stubborn, sarcastic, teasing, playful, open, flirtatious, eccentric, passionate, forgetful, open-minded.

10 comments on “Writing Prompt #135 “We hate most in others, what we dislike in ourselves”

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  3. julespaige
    November 30, 2015

    Also for the wordle plus…(I’ll put the link in that linky)

    A flash fiction piece:
    Tired and Strung Out (a BeeBee Mash-up)

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  4. writersdream9
    November 30, 2015

    Thank you for another great prompt!

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  8. philipparees
    December 5, 2015

    This page seemed an apt reply to the beginning of my Quest2016 as identified ce matin. You seemed to have stood waiting just to answer the call!

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