I Think "Hate" Is An Awfully Strong Word

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    Too Much, Usually

    There's a lot of things I really dislike.  Traffic jams, broken air conditioners, eggnog, crowds.  But I think it's overstating a bit to say I hate any of those things.Hate is a word best left for extreme moments.  For me, it's mostly emotional things; "I hate to tell you this...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    Sep 10, 2011

    That's Why I Like It!

    I try my hardest not to overuse the word. It is, among many other things in life, a necessary evil my fren my fren. Like all things in the hands of man, it too gets abused.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 1, 2011

    Unless you're talking about discrimination

    or the feelings I have toward mustard
    shamrox7941 shamrox7941
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 12, 2013

    Don't Like This Word

    I have never liked this word.  I always try to use, dilike, do not prefer, don't care for, or something like that.  The word hate is just so final and hurtful. It is used alot in many of the groups.  I understand why but I very well shouldn't create a new group...
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Aug 28, 2008

    Strongly Dislike

    There are quite a few things in this world that I really could do without....and yes a few people. Hate though...such a strong word. Reminds me of something my Grandfather use to tell me all the time. I would say something like "I love watermelon"... He...
    Lexus Lexus
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Nov 17, 2007

    In Fact My Kids Tell Me It's a Naughty Word.

    I have grown up to believe that hate is one of those words that shouldn't be said. My Nana said it and my mum said it, so I have always thought of it as a bad word. Or as my kids call it a naughty word. It's a word that can hurt more than a lot of other words, depending of course...
    bufy1981 bufy1981
    26-30, F
    May 28, 2009

    Inside the Steel

    There has been an understanding that I have been searching for, is there parts of our character that are innate? I grew up in a good home, good community, good school...and I learned to hate. I learned to be very critical of race, of love, of anything that conflicted with my...
    Tylor Tylor
    31-35
    Jul 24, 2008

    True Hatred....

    I try not to say hate - I try to use a good synonym like loathe or abhor or despise or detest. Hate is not a weak word. True hatred is overwhelming, all encompassing, it is all you live for, all you think about, it becomes all you are. You are drowned by your own emotions...
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    Nov 18, 2007

    I Don't Hate Anyone

    Thats right you heard me I don't hate anyone may have dismay, or not like but never hate!!! My heart is to big to hold hate. it only brings me down. I will cut you from my life. before I hate you!!
    matthewsmommy matthewsmommy
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jul 10, 2008

    My Opinion

    I think we give it its power. I mean saying 'i love you' and saying 'i adore you' should mean the same thing but to some they don't. Hate is just another thing each and everybody does because of our difference in opinion. It's funny some of us may even say we don't like the word...
    Jeair Jeair
    22-25, M
    1 Response Dec 13, 2010
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