The other day I was reading a post on Bored Panda with a lot of idioms and the response people had to them. They turned an expression into a funny common saying.
In many cases they also revealed the truth about them.
Waiting and Waiting and Waiting
“Good things come to those who wait.”
Try waiting your whole life and see what comes to you.
Sure, waiting has it’s value, but sometimes you need to seize the day. When you have no control, wait. When you have a way to make things happen, take action now!
The next of these funny common sayings really focuses on an unwillingness to take action on bad behavior.
Just Who I Am
“it’s just who I am.” Well you’re a [damn pr***], change your behavior and act like a decent human!
I’ve too often heard people excuse bad behavior by giving some reason they should be excused from it. At some point in my life I expect I did it too.
If you want to live all alone, act however you want. If you want to live with people, treat them as you want to be treated. This particular pick of fun common sayings can greatly affect your happiness, much like the next one.
Money and Happiness
“Money can’t buy happiness.”
Poverty can’t buy anything.
It’s true that money can’t buy happiness, but studies have shown that not having enough of it affects happiness a great deal. It’s hard to be happy when you know your family is hungry and there’s little you can do to fix it.
The lesson here is to not waste money and focus on the toys it can buy. Instead, focus on money as a tool to help you achieve your goals, make things happen, and fund positive experiences for you and the people you care about.
When looking at these funny common sayings, they often look at what’s missing, like the next one does with kindness.
Expect the Best
‘If you can’t handle me at my worst you don’t deserve me at my best’
This is like toxic relationship starter pack stuff
In a relationship, we shouldn’t be focused on being treated like kings and queens when we are treating people like peasants. Yes, we should both be partners and want partners that work with each other even when we’re having a bad day, but we should also realize there is a difference between struggling as a person and taking things out on our partner.
In this selection from the funny common sayings, you can kind of expect what will happen when you hear it, unlike the saying the next one is based on.
Knowing Your Chocolates
“Life is like a box of chocolate. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Every box of chocolates I have seen has a little book that tells you what you’ll get.
The truth is that we can let life happen to us or we can make a plan. There will always be surprises, but we can also define a lot of what happens to us by our choices and our actions.
The Truth in These Funny Common Sayings
The truth is that some sayings that become common often are untrue. Some are a bit off the mark. Some change over time.
We may find nuggets of wisdom in some. We may be way off the mark in others.
The trick is to not just accept a saying as truth, but to really think about what it means. It’s the best way to live a life that’s wowful.