Hate used in Discussions

@Thelaw (49)
United States
May 16, 2007 8:28pm CST
I am new here to mylot and see the word hate used a lot as I am looking at discussions to reply to. Hate is such a strong word to use. I wonder if people here use it loosely or if they really are hateful people here. I know there are hateful people but in some of the discussions these are used in they are discussing children. Does anyone else notice this or is it just me.
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@Swtrose (3399)
• Canada
6 Jun 07
Is it not better to say we dislike someone then hate them? Hate is such a strong word. It's not a word you want to toss around though I admit I never use to give it much thought until someone said to me that hate was such a strong word. "Hate or hatred is an emotion of intense revulsion, distaste, enmity, or antipathy for a person, thing, or phenomenon; a desire to avoid, restrict, remove, or destroy its object." I don't think I have such emotions for someone that I would want to destroy them.
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@Thelaw (49)
• United States
7 Jun 07
Yes you are right. I think it should only be used when replying to your thoughts on beets or some other vegetable, certainly not when referring to a person. Well maybe Hitler or a madman . Oh yes and a cold blooded killer.
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• Canada
7 Jun 07
i know kids that post on line that they hate their parents and grandparents and brothers and sisters. they seem totally angry and filled of hate. myspace has lots of that.
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@Thelaw (49)
• United States
9 Jun 07
H Joanne there are a lot of kids on this site. That is why certain people on here are such bad examples for them.
@stelly (229)
• China
17 May 07
Yes,I agree with you.I don't like the word.I think it can't be used so carelessly.
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• United States
17 May 07
I agree with you when people are saying they hate another person. That is extreme and we should be careful. When you are describing a thing it is just an expression and not meant to upset you.
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