There are a million old sayings out there that people just seem to accept as gospel.
But maybe some of those famous words of wisdom really aren’t that wise after all…
AskReddit users talked about the famous sayings that they don’t think are necessarily true. Let’s see what they had to say.
1. Which one works?
“Flattery will get you nowhere.
The opposite tends to be true.”
2. Shouldn’t say that.
“”I’ve hit rock bottom.”
Life always knows how to present you with a new level.”
3. Not all the time.
““Do what you love and the money will follow.”
I did what I loved for almost 20 years. The money did not follow.”
““You can sleep when you’re d**d.”
No, we all need sleep now!”
“Good things come to those who wait.
Patience is definitely a virtue, however it simply cannot and should not be applied on everything.
Striking while the iron is hot has proven to be much more to the point for me than being patient.”
“”These are the best years of your life!”
Typically said to teenagers or high school students.”
7. Not necessarily.
“”Happy wife = happy life.”
“There’s no such thing as a bad student (or follower), only a bad teacher (or leader).”
I’ve been all of the above, and there definitely are bad students and bad followers.”
“Love conquers all.
Update: it does not.”
10. Probably won’t win.
“Slow and steady wins the race.
Slow and steady will finish, but not win.”
“Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”
No. No, no, no.
Love means always saying you’re sorry when you make your partner feel bad.”
“Everything happens for a reason.”
I can’t prove this is wrong, but I have a suspicion.”
13. Doesn’t work that way.
“‘Wisdom comes with age’.
Wisdom is not a rite of passage. It does not arrive automatically if you live long enough.
Wisdom comes with experience and true reflection. More often than not old age turns up on its own.”
14. The worst.
“If you cant handle me at my worst you don’t deserve me at my best.”
You’re not a catch just because you have your “best” moments. You still have issues you need to work on. You shouldn’t expect everyone to be able to handle your “worst” moments, and shrugging off the people that “can’t handle you” as people that don’t deserve you is toxic.
Patience is reserved for people who are trying to fix themselves, not for people that shift blame. And even then, not everyone is in the right frame of mind to do that. Everyone has their limits, and you shouldn’t blame them because you go past them.”
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