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Philosophical Monday: My Pet (Word) Peeve [Trying]

There is no other word that I hate more on the planet than “try.” It feels weak to me, and whenever someone (including myself) says something like, “I’m trying to lose weight,” or “I’m trying to finish my novel,” I doubt both their sincerity and effort.

Life has been so much better since I struck this word from my vocabulary. Now I either am doing something or I’m not doing it. There’s no in-between. “Trying” is no longer good enough. And every time I inadvertently use the word “trying,” little alarm bells go off.

That’s why “trying” is my biggest pet (word) peeve. Do you have any pet-peeve words? Seemingly innocuous words that you’ve given all sorts of negative connotations? Sound off in the comments!