Richard Haddad's "My View" regarding hate destruction in your paper's issue of Friday, Aug. 13, was excellent. Written well, concise, to the point, and thought-provoking, it made me apply the message to myself. Am I too old to learn? No, I am not too aged or "set in my ways."
Cooking, I snatched a utensil with irritation and exclaimed to myself loudly, "I hate this contraption."
I stopped. It made me look and listen to myself. I, too, often and clearly use that word. When I faced this fact, it lightened my mood, and I laughed.
I have cut out your words. When my granddaughter, 16, from Phoenix comes to visit me, I shall give her this article.
"Hate" could be listed with other, ugly four-letter words which we circumvent.
Thank you for your fine words.