I remember being twelve and coming up on my own with the quasi-philosophical tenet "the opposite of love isn't hate, it's indifference." Just last night as I was falling asleep, stuffed with great birthday food and appreciation for my family and friends, I felt proud of myself for having realized that so young.
But then I thought, well, if the opposite of love is indifference, what's the opposite of hate? Is it also indifference? And if so, are love and hate the same thing?
You'll be happy to know that I decided they are not.