Lately, I’ve noticed more and more people around me – especially those younger (which is an increasingly large number of people) – are using the phrase “I feel like…” when they start describing their opinion or assessment of a situation. I really noticed it when I found myself starting to use it, myself. Word usage is of keen interest to me, and I tend to be fairly literal about it. When I hear “I feel like…” I’m inclined to immediately reject the validity of whatever follows. Not because I don’t care about another’s feelings, but because its missing objectivity….

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