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What is the best way to combat hatred?

Many religious groups teach that the best way to combat hatred is through love and forgiveness.

Psychologists from Coping.org encourage people who are experiencing feelings of hatred to identify the cause or causes of their feelings and to identify how hatred is negatively affecting their lives.

The Web site encourages people to determine whether or not the hateful feelings were caused by real or imagined circumstances and to figure out whether their thought process was rational or not at the time they developed their feelings of hatred.

Learning to forgive and forget is essential in order to overcome hatred. It is also important to acknowledge that feelings of hatred can have serious emotional and physical impacts on us.

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