2019 – 6th Grade National 4th Place Winner

Calvin Lundquist, Minnesota.

Hate; (Verb)
To dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest

Hate has a great impact on society because it takes very little hate to affect someone and it takes lots and lots of love to make someone feel better. Confucius once said “It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve, and bad things are very easy to get.” Hate is in almost all aspects of life, online hate, global warming, and the very health of our nation.

Hate is on all social media platforms. Hate is spreading like a wildfire online because there is an invisible shield of sorts when sending hate which causes people to feel like there will be little no no consequences when being hateful. Being cyber-bullied can affect someone's everyday routine such as school or sports. A large amount of hate online is being caused by the feeling to fit in or be “cool” so they tried to raise themselves to a superiority to others to be wanted or admired by being hateful online. These people often grow to the top of large companies through trickery and deception and often make good choices for money and bad choices for the environment.

Our world is filled with pollution from large companies which often brings arguments and hatred. Large companies often make decisions that help them make money but are bad for the environment. They don't think about the next generation and how it will affect them in a negative way. This will make generations grow up bitter from their previous generations bad decision making which causes hate and argument amongst them. Global warming will soon render some areas for farming not valid for some plants because of the plant specific needs for growing. Pollution will soon taint over 50% of the world's water supply and make arguments and hateful comments arise. This will cause suicide rates to grow in an astronomical rate.

The mental and physical state of our nation is dropping and suicide rates are exploding. Bullying will cause some people's mental and physical state to deteriorate and they might even commit suicide. People will get bullied for their physical state and often develop unhealthy eating habits such as going on a fast in middle school. In 2016, there were 44,965 recorded suicides, up from 42,773 in 2014, according to the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). On average, adjusted for age, the annual US suicide rate increase 24% between 1999 and 2014, from 10.5 to 13.0 suicides per 100,000 people, the highest rate recorded in 28 years.

Clearly, hate has a great impact on society. Hateful criticism online is growing, the generations to come will be full of pollution and hateful arguments, and the chance of suicide will keep on growing and society will be affected deeply by the hatred in this world.





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