Hate: What Significance Does the Word Hold for You? A Must-Read for Parents! by S Roberts
This is an experience I had I would simply like to share and hope it will be as beneficial for you as it has me. I was picking my daughter up from preschool not long after 9/11. When I walked into the room a couple moms and the teacher were talking about 9/11, so I joined them. One mom said how it was driven simply by hate, and the teacher responded, "such a strong word." In that moment, the word hate took on a significance that's kept me from using it since, except when it truly applies and I've taught my children the same.
When I hear someone use the word hate lightly in regards to, say, the weather or the color yellow, the image of the twin towers engulfed in flames comes to mind and I think (recognizing it's my opinion not fact) that's the same word that drove those attacks.