Common Sayings That Are True Yet Profoundly Irritating

Just Because Something Is True Doesn’t Mean It Feels Good

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“It is what it is.”

Alright, let’s start with one of my personal favorites when it comes to sayings that piss me off. Let me start by saying that I’ve been known to throw this little beauty around in my day to day life pretty often when things just aren’t going my way. Don’t we all? So yes, I’m a bit of a hypocrite for including it on this list.

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”

The joke’s on you. I don’t make plans. I’m too busy watching Netflix and taking depression naps.

“You have to look through the rain to see the rainbow.”

The pessimist in me really cringes whenever this one gets thrown around.

“Sing like no one is listening. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.”

This common saying brings out a certain kind of rage in me due to the fact that every time I hear it I tend to associate it with “Live. Laugh. Love.” merch and romantic comedies, my least favorite movie genre. While you could argue that that’s just my own bias talking, I think there’s a bit more to it than that.

“Everything happens for a reason.”

Finally, we have this little gem. I’m willing to bet you’ve used this saying at some point in your life and heard it nearly as many times as you’ve said it. I know I have. If I had a penny for every time I heard this saying, I wouldn’t be worried about my Medium income, that’s for sure.

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