The world is a funny place. It’s amazing how the way a word or a concept is defined can make us all wrong and right at the same time. I deleted a whole paragraph after I was ‘schooled’ by the Urban Dictionary. This post was supposed to be a perception of the use of the word ‘hater’ and how it is overly misused by people who really shouldn’t be uttering the word. It’s funny how a little research can have a way of changing your view if you are lucky enough to find answers.
So, the first and most important question is: Who is a hater?
The Urban Dictionary gives three definitions of a hater (I’m sure these are not the only definitions… the English Language is kind of retarded like that).
First definition: (the success hater)
“A person that simply cannot be happy for another person’s success. So rather than be happy they make a point of exposing a flaw in that person.
Hating, the result of being a hater, is not exactly jealousy. The hater doesnt really want to be the person he or she hates, rather the hater wants to knock someone else down a notch.
Susan: You know, Kevin from accounting is doing very well. He just bought a house in a very nice part of town.
Jane (hater): If he is doing so well why does he drive that ’89 Taurus?”
Second definition: (the invalid hater)
“A person that develops a strong dislike for another, solely basing their own opinion on personal judgment rather than objective merit. The formation of a hater’s contempt commonly arises from jealously and/or resentment. Individuals that make fun of, or “hate,” others for justified reasons cannot be legitimately classified as “haters;” although many faggots attempt to rationalize their own situations by doing so. Additionally, the word “hater” is frequently overused, mainly by members of the rap and hip-hop communities.
John is a hater of the ‘Jersey Shore’ MTV cast because they have more money than him, not because they are incredibly fucking annoying.”
Third Definition: (the random hater)
“Overused word that people like to use just because someone else expresses a dislike for a certain individual.
PERSON 1: I don’t like Beyonce’s new song.
PERSON 2: You’re a hater!!!”
Now that I agree that there are different ways the word “hater” can be used, I ask the question… are all those definitions justified? Personally, I think the first two definitions are valid. However, the last definition just seems utterly stupid to me. Everyone in the world is entitled to an opinion. Sometimes those opinions are different from our own. Just because someone disagrees with your point of view, taste, comment… doesn’t mean he/she/she-he/he-she is a hater! (unless it’s all jokes).
P.S. Saying “fuck you haters” to people that are indifferent to your existence is a bit pathetic. Kindly choose your words wisely. It doesn’t make you gangster, cool or whatever it is you think it is adding to you.
Every word has many definitions but not all definitions are justified. You can quote me on that. ^_^
Credit to the owner of the picture.