The Best Way to Destroy an Enemy

Dale Carnegie made a very insightful statement about hate and what it does to us rather than to those we hate. “When we hate our enemies,” he said, “we give them power over us – power over our sleep, our appetites, and our happiness. They would dance with joy if they knew how much they were worrying us. Our hate is not hurting them at all, but it is turning our days and our nights into hellish turmoil.”
It reminds me of those intriguing words from the Bible that say “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this you will heap burning coals on his head…” – which probably means moving them to burning shame and a change of heart.
There’s an old saying that ‘the best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend;’ but to hate is to destroy ourselves.

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