I just wrote this to someone I've never met, but with whom I've been having a dialogue about misanthropy in general, an assumed kindred spirit in the fight against the herd. After reading it back to myself, I realized, "Hey! Change is possible!"
Yes, people are weak for sure. And hate will take a long time to kill you. Still, I find as I get older that there are a lot of good people, or that there's good in people—and that it's my filter, or just a default of the human condition, that the dross of humanity, the selfish, aggressive morons, make a stronger, more memorable impression—still, I think they are ultimately in the minority.
Is there an emoticon for "less of a hater than I used to be"?