Misleading Phrases People Say That Lack Usefulness

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Some phrases may be empty of meaning and are far from being uplifting. We must critically examine the words we say to others, consider whether they are still valid, or dispose of them.

Let’s explore misleading phrases that members of an online community think we should stop saying.

The amount of times we’ve all heard this phrase is ridiculous. Not only is it misleading, but also untrue. It suggests that there is no room for growth or change. As someone describes, their better moments meant not doing what they wanted but overriding themself.

“Be Yourself”

This statement is false, as many users believe not everyone gets what they deserve. You may find horrible people living their best lives simply because what goes around doesn’t always come around.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

As much as looks shouldn’t matter, the bitter truth is that they do. One member says that this unfortunate reality extends beyond the romantic sphere. Many believe that looks impact friends, job interviews, daily interactions, and much more.

“Looks Don’t Matter”

A member recalls the time in their high school when the assistant band director told them this, and the biology teacher responded, “Maybe the director does, but most of us use much more than that.” Another user adds, “It’s like saying we only use 33% of a traffic light.”

“Humans Only Use 10% Of Their Brains”

Yes, working hard can make you more prone to success, but it can never guarantee it. One person goes as far as to say that success rarely mirrors work ethic. Factors such as luck, timing, and privilege also count.

“Work Hard, and You’ll Succeed”

This statement only serves as a coping strategy. One person refuses to believe that innocent toddlers contracting terminal illness fulfills some more significant goal.

“Everything Happens for a Reason”

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