In this world, there are many things that I don't understand. For a while now, I've kept running into people on the internet who turned out to be disreputable characters. For the longest time now, I've been asking myself: How in the world do I keep running into these individuals and what is it I'm not doing to spot them. I contemplated about this and finally realized what I had been ignoring this entire time. As it turns out, there was something they all had in common: They constantly criticize other people. From this point onwards, I will be very weary of anyone who is constantly picking at another person, regardless of the reason.
Now for the question of the day. How thin do you think the line is between constant criticism and hatred? Where would you draw it? Is it possible to spot it early on and are there warning signs that what you're dealing with is a toxic person?
My personal opinion is that it's very thin and you could break it apart with your pinky finger. Whenever I see someone launching a personal attack on the other person during an argument, or finding a way to dehumanize them during civil discourse, that to me is a sign that there's a snake in the grass.
What do you think?