Friday, October 18, 2013
Yeah, that's feckin' bullsh*t
"Everything happens for a reason!," I heard somebody chirp today, and man, I must be gettin' my postal on, because it just about made me livid.
NOTHING happens for a reason. Everything is random, and planes drop from the sky, and sometimes it snows in May, and maybe you fall ridiculously, madly in love with someone whom by all rights you never should have met, and none of it happens to provide some "reason" for something else to occur.
Let's see ... other platitudes I do not like, but have been known to spout at random if I think it will make someone else feel better:
"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Nope. Sometimes it just reduces you to a shell of your former self for the rest of your days.
"When a door closes, somewhere a window opens." Nope. Sometimes your options just got reduced by one.
"It's always darkest before the dawn." Except when dawn never comes at all, of course.
Oh, man, I could go on. Oddly, thinking of this kind of thing actually cheers me up.
How about you? Got any hated platitudes? Let's be grumpy together.