“Wise” sayings that are kinda dumb.

How many times have you heard someone spew a redundant phrase and rolled your eyes?

“That’s the way the cookie crumbles”

“It is what it is”

“Twenty bucks is twenty bucks”…..er….just me?

Needless to say, a lot of these sayings/phrases are nonsense and belong on a decoration in your bathroom. They really offer very little substance or help.

Buzzfeed recently put together a list of these idioms that are meant to sound “wise”, but are actually kinda dumb.

  1. “Flattery will get you nowhere”….yeah, that’s not always the case. If you’re complimentary and nice(sincerity helps), you’ll probably get farther than the person who’s brutally honest and unkind.
  2. “Good things come to those who wait”…maybe in the early 1900’s, but in this day & age, you need to be proactive instead of reactive. Do something if you want change. Don’t just wait around for something to happen to you.
  3. “Sleep like a baby”….have you ever been around a baby? They RARELY ever sleep through the night. Don’t get me wrong, I can appreciate the fact that they can seemingly fall asleep anywhere, but I’d rather not shit my pants in the middle of the night.
  4. “Cheaters never prosper”….yeah. Take one look at the news and you’ll know how untrue this statement is.
  5. “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”….except for bears. Bears will LITERALLY kill you.

There’s a bunch of others on the list, and I’d add “There’s no I in team” to the list.

I am a part of the team. And if I’m not here, it’s not the same team. And if I’m here and don’t do the work that’s expected of me, then I have failed the team, who will then suffer.

So, there is an I in team.

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Brian Simpson

Unapologetic fan of the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins & Celtics. Lover of powerful, dark beers. Married with NO kids. Ever. Lover of doggos. Not so much cats.

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