"Literally," by definition, is in the literal or strict sense.
SO WHY DO PEOPLE FEEL THE NEED TO MISUSE IT?
I know people like to use the word "literally" when describing something that happened with an emphasis on how amazing it was, for example
"Gosh I'm literally starving"
They mean that they are REALLY hungry, but they said they are starving in the literal sense or, by definition, in severe need and currently lacking nourishment.
literally was misused in this sense, but i can understand the mistake.
Please take this lesson and consider the word "literally" before you use it. Or I will literally lose all respect for you.