It’s an exaggeration to create emphasis or effect and often it is used for manipulation purposes such as cognitive distortions. It may be used to evoke strong feelings or to create a strong impression, but it is not meant to be taken literally.
Paul Philipp Heinze (*81 Leipzig) currently resides in Berlin & Vienna. www.pph.pm
Matthias Krause (*80 Leipzig) lives & works in Berlin & Istanbul. www.crause.org