I am not sure if I have become jaded/cynical/pessimistic or just old. It’s likely that it is a combination of all of these things.
Anyone else feel like the word “love” is just another word these days? Like, people don’t actually know what it means and abuse the use of it all the time. Sure, they may technically be using the word correctly based on the definition, according to Webster, but just because the dictionary has put a definition to it doesn’t necessarily mean that people actually love. Splitting hairs here? Maybe. But I get really tired of hearing when it most likely isn’t really meant.
You hear it all the time but you probably don’t really pay attention to how it is used…because it is used all the time.
“I love this pie.” Do you really?
“I love the characters of this show/book/movie, etc.” No, no you don’t. Not really.
“I love that you work so hard at making a difference in the neighborhood.” Doubt it.
You get my point (or maybe you don’t). The abuse of the word is rampant. It’s irritating. Well, at least to me. It’s irritating to me.
Does anyone else find this even mildly irritating or am I alone in this?
I don’t love the use of the word love in common vernacular. It’s value is diminished when it is abused.