15 February 2017

Do We Over Use The Word Love?

So yesterday was Valentine's Day and it really does feel like love is all around us. Maybe I'm just getting to that age but every time I log onto Facebook I see more childhood friends announcing engagements, pregnancies and births. However whilst this is wonderful I do believe that the word "love" has become so overused in the rise of social media and is taking away from special moments like these.

I remember a while ago I was watching a Casey Neistat video where he was asked if he loved his fans and he said no. He appreciates them and he's grateful to them but he doesn't love them. At the time I thought he was just being over the top but recently I've come to understand his point.

This dress is from Primark. I got it for £5 in the sale!

All you have to do is log on to Instagram and you will see the word being thrown around like it's nothing. I am guilty of it myself. Someone posts a photo of their new lipstick and there are hundreds of comments saying "oh I love that shade." Someone posts a photo of their new outfit and somebody else comments "I love your shirt!" and so on. Do you really love that shirt or that lipstick? Is love the right word?

Obviously there are much worse issues going on in the world right now but since it is the time of year where we talk so much about love I thought it would be an interesting thought to address. To me, the word "love" is strong. If you tell someone you love them then it's important. You're saying you care deeply for them and they have impacted your life - do you really feel that way about someone on instagram's lippy? Who knows, maybe you do! I just feel that the word is losing it's meaning by being so over used on social media, in my own comments and everyone else's!

So I'm going to try and stop using it so much on social media and save the I love yous for the people who really need to hear it, my parents, boyfriend, dog and of course, Papa John's pizza (Papa Bless).

What do you think? Is the word overused or am I just reading too much into it? Let me know in the comments below! 

See you soon,

Beth x


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