Behavior: In Defense of Hatred

Love is not the only emotion that makes the world go round. So does hate, says Beverly Hills Psychoanalyst Ralph Greenson. Failure to teach children how to hate properly, he warns, is "a primary source of emotional disturbance and behavioral disruption." Without a touch of hate, in fact, no family can be happy.

A youngster knows that he is capable of hating, Greenson recently told a meeting of the National Association for Mental Health, so trying to hide the inevitability of hate from him is a mistake. Guilt and parental pressure may force him to bury his true feelings, but "hate...

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