I’d like to take a moment to discuss the concept of “haters”. Because I believe I have figured something out that makes a lot more sense to me now than it did years ago when I just got started into writing stuff.
Human beings are animals. I think we can all come to terms with that. So it makes sense that we display similar animal behaviors, no different than the rest of the animal kingdom. The rules are pretty simple: survival of the fittest. The best survive and carry on their genes, and the others, sadly, just don’t. So we, as human animals, are attracted to each other along those same general characteristics. After every layer is peeled back, we essentially want to produce offspring with a compatible mate.
That brings us to the hater thing. Considering this game of survival of the fittest we’re all subconsciously playing, most people cannot STAND when someone else outdoes them. They hate it. It oozes all over their face, and they wallow in self-pity and disgust. Subconsciously, at least. Because on the outside, they’ll tell you that they’re the coolest cat on the block, and try to paint all the reasons that they are better than the individual whom which they are currently hating on.
And it’s that simple. So there ya go, folks. Guidebook for Haters, 101.