2013 – Most Philosophical 4th Grader in America

Kristyn Schulz, Georgia.

Which is more powerful, love or hate?

"Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illumines it," Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said. It means that when people use hatred among other people they need love to heal it. So, it means that love is stronger in a delicate way.

Like Mark Overby had said "Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in defense." So, love is stronger than hate in a very kind way like a kind dad can become cruel when his family is harmed. So, love is stronger than hate.

"Am I not destroying my enemies when I am making friends of them?" Abraham Lincoln said. It means that making friends of your non-necessary enemies means that you can make the enemies the friends so, you can make more room for more necessary enemies (like Hitler tor instance). Necessary enemies are people that you need to fight against because they are truly evil and very much necessary to fight. Non-necessary enemies are people that have different opinions that can help you in war and those are people that you do not need to fight against. So, love is stronger than hate.

"Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes," Ella Wilcox said. It means that love can make more good feelings than hate makes bad feelings. It also means that you care for someone and you show it by loving them and that lights a fire. But hate is being mean and that extinguishes the fire. So love is stronger than hate.

Do you see why love is stronger than hate now? While writing this essay I figured out that love is stronger than hate.



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