It’s not a healthy addition to your vocabulary.
The older I get the less I use the word hate. I think I stopped liking it mostly because I realized the power of it. The power to demean someone. The power to change the dynamics of a situation. The power to influence decisions and thought processes and personal development.
Used in passing, such as “I hate when that happens” isn’t a huge deal. It’s when it’s used in a personal interaction that I shudder. We have no idea what that word might trigger in someone. We have no idea how much of a game changer it could be.
Today’s chat is about my boobs. Indirectly anyway. And no, I don’t hate them. In fact, there isn’t a single thing I hate about myself. Not one. I’m not a narcissist. I’m just a decent human being who believes that hate is reserved for a level of society to which I do not belong.
I hope you’ll take a listen and take hate out of your vocabulary. And even take it a step further to take it out of other people’s as well. Once you listen, I hope you’ll understand where I’m going with this.
PS – I use the F word at the end of this podcast. I have a love / hate relationship with the F word. Mostly love 😉 But for my mom who listens religiously – sorry Mom xoxoxo. I know you love me anyway!