I’m a self-proclaimed hater.
I hate sports (unless there’s free food and drinks involved).
I hate the movies (especially funny ones where everyone in the theatre is laughing but me).
I hate bad clothes (Does everyone shop at Old Navy?)
I hate children yelling on an otherwise quiet train. (It’s 11pm. Shouldn’t they be in bed?)
I hate a lot of things.
But I LOVE talking about them. I love talking about the things I hate which is exactly what I was doing when the inspiration for this post came up.
“Listen to me”, says the new metalhead who’s been married for ten years, but sits next to me for most of the day says, “It’s very easy to find someone who likes the things you like, who thinks the way you think, who is able to adapt to another person’s interest because you really like them. It’s another thing to bond over someone who HATES the things you hate. The key to finding your person is finding that someone who HATES the things you hate, because what breaks up relationships?”
Disagreements about the things you hate.
And then I starting thinking about all the times I met someone for the first time and ended up bonding over all the things we liked, the things we were passionate about, the things we LOVED.
“I love that band!”
“Oh my god! I love them too!”
“I love that movie!”
“I know! Wasn’t it the best?”
“I love Mexican food!”
“Me too! Its my favorite!”