Hater or Hero
In most fairytales there are a few central characters. You have the villain, who is generally the antagonist. You have the princess or ingénue and you have the hero or protagonist. Most times the storyline consists of the protagonist attempting to conquer some triumphant feat, such as rescuing someone or protecting a people from a dastardly fate. The story may also involve the female ingénue being caught in the center of the plot causing the protagonist to fight for her honor or protect her while the antagonist attempts to pursue her, or even force his own love upon the embattled woman.
Despite the story and the changes therein, the end goal, or happily-ever-after, is that the hero overpowers the villain, heralding his great power and wit. But there’s one thing: while the hero may dislike the villain he doesn’t ‘hate’.
In most cases what makes the hero a hero is that he’s working toward something that no one else around has been able to accomplish. The job of the VILLAIN is to hate. It is the meddling of the villain that keeps the story flowing. It’s the nefarious plots he uses that propels the hero to press toward victory.
In so doing, the hero isn’t seen calling out the faults of the villain or becoming jealous of the malicious nature of the villain. That’s what haters do. Haters try to build themselves and feed their ego by making others feel bad. Haters point out any flaw they see in others. Haters try to manipulate the small things they may accomplish into larger more important gains. Haters only consider and want their self to succeed.
The hero does not fight for success, he battles for victory. A success can be a momentary accomplishment that brings fortune or fame to the victor. A victory is a notable accomplishment that marks an earmark in time. When you are victorious you become infamous, you become legend. When you are only successful, as a hater is, you are only remembered in connection with someone else or the thing you once did.
The victory of a hero helps people beyond the hero himself. The success of a hater benefits only the hater.
Heroism is a choice, it is an outward presentation of an inward desire to be self-motivated toward creating change.
Heroism is selfless. Heroism requires one to look into the face of battle or something could end in defeat and decide that no matter what happens, he’s going to do his best. Haters are never satisfied. Their momentary success is never enough to pacify their self-loathing need to be on top and to be most important.
If you want to be a hero, if you want do something that enacts change in the lives of others, you CAN’T be a hater. You have to learn to act in love even when the villain you’re fighting shows only hatred toward you.
A hater can grow a plant, but a hero can water a forest.