this seems to be our lives every day


Platitudes make me puke; cliches catch at the corners of my eyes like rogue eyelashes.

Too much crap stuff is repeated, disseminated and shared until it’s like the worn out elastic that actually stinks when you finally pull it out of some old piece of clothing.

For example:

She’ll be right, mate!

Tomorrow is a better day.

Patience is a virtue.

God doesn’t give you any more than you can endure.

The grass is greener.

The grass isn’t always greener.

Chin up!

You will be rewarded in Heaven.

Suffering is good for the soul.

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain.

Smell the roses.

On the wings of a snow white dove ….

I would much rather read something like this:

Patrick Overton reflects in his poem “Faith”:

When you come to the edge…

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  1. Platitudes are so easy and yet so inappropriate sometimes. They tend to make people feel worse rather than better. And they are certainly no solution to the problems at hand. They’re just easier than putting some thought in to what you say to someone who needs to hear something uplifting, but the are more likely to put them further down than bring them up. Oh, what was that about bringing up – “make me puke”? 🙂 Thanks for sharing these. Some platitudes can be rather funny though.


    • i reblogged this from Julie, because I hear the same things. don’t worry Al will be better, tomorrow is going to be a better day. i don’t know what JUlie meant by the puking thing


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