We always learnt as a child in our language lessons...Hatred is the opposite of love
But is that really true? I have a different take on this.
Hatred cannot be the opposite of Love. It just means there did exist love which has now changed paths. I feel the real opposite of love is indifference, where you don't care a damn for the other person or what happens to him/her. That surely is more hurtful or rather dreadful than someone who hates you.
If someone hates you, it still means there are feelings...and that you are in still in their thoughts and perhaps someday those thoughts change path and come back to the path of love.
However, if the only feelings they have are those of indifference towards you, surely your existence doesn't really matter to them. You are simply no longer in their lives.
And that's the irony of human relations...so little time on this earth to live...yet the multitude of such complicated feelings...
But in the end, I know...."Love will keep us alive":)