Have we been tasked to fight for love, or fight against hate? For liberation, or against oppression? For justice, or against injustice? Is there even a difference?

The concepts of love, compassion, and empathy have been ingrained in me since I was a young girl. Potentially much to my own mental detriment, I had always felt a deep pang of sorrow anytime I saw a fellow human being suffering, sometimes to the point where I couldn’t…