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Discussion: Hate

Sneakerheads, in my opinion, are all united by sharing one common passion… sneakers.

So, why so much hate? You know what I’m talking about too… internet thugs, haters, dudes that beef with each other; over what, sneakers?!? Is it really that hard to get along nowadays; is the shoe game really that serious? One would think that after the history humans have shared with one another, throughout all the violence, segregation and hatred towards their fellow man… that we would all be able to set our differences aside for once and just focus on the one thing we happen to all agree upon, which is shoes.

Now, I understand completely that some people are just a**holes looking to cause some drama to make up for their own insecurities. Red vs. blue, black vs. white, none of this should matter anymore… not now, and never again. Its 2011 and people still find the time throughout their day to hate and start what is called ‘beef’ within their own community. Shouldn’t we be better than that by now?

Before you start to agree, or disagree, keep in mind that all of us have been guilty of this at one point in time. For example; you are standing in line at a release event to pick up some new kicks. Someone comes up behind you and they’re rocking some Fusions… and automatically you think the worst of them. How can they call themselves a Sneakerhead if they wear fusions! Guess what; Fusions are sneakers too… they may be horrendous, but they are shoes. This is a very mild example as YouTube, comments sections on blogs, forums (which are meant to bring us all together) and especially Twitter end up bringing out the worst in some of us for the entire world to see.

If greed is the root of all evil, jealousy and envy aren’t too far behind. Whatever the reason for the constant hatred and bashing on our fellow community members, maybe we should all be coming together and show the world how it’s done.

We are all here for one reason and one reason alone; we all LOVE sneakers… sneakers that come in many colors, shapes and sizes just like the people who wear them. When you are passionate about something, that something should be used to break the racial boundaries, social differences and allow us to understand that we are all one in the same.

What are your thoughts on hate; do you let it consume you or do you ignore it and move on? Are you one of those who choose to hate or are currently involved in a ‘beef’ that you have forgotten what had caused it in the first place?

At the end of the day, they’re just sneakers… Sneakerheads need to unite, not fight.

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