I hate you – at least that’s how I feel in this moment.
Hate is too strong of a word. One might say, but in the moment hate is the best descriptor I possess.
When I say I love you, no one tells me that love is too strong of a word.
Hate. Love. These words are often thought to be opposites. Some even suggest that there’s a thin line between them or perhaps they are on a spectrum…easily blurred.
If I tell you I hate you right now, will you even hear the words “right now”? Or will you only hear “I hate you”?
Does it even matter if you hear the entire statement?
Does the context matter? If I said it while I was upset or in the heat of the moment, does that change how you receive my statement?
I hate you right now, but I’m not sure what that really means.
I’m not feeling very lovingly toward you so does that translate to hate?
I won’t hate you during the next moment; but in this moment I do. Does that change how you receive my statement?
I hate you right now; but, perhaps I’ll love you later.
Does that matter since I hate you right now?