I once had a co-worker who only spoke in cheesy sayings. She quite literally only ever responded to any conversation with some sort of motivational cat poster saying.
Now if she was a legitimate positive person, that would be one thing. But as one of the least sincere people I’ve ever met, who liked back-stabbing her co-workers, it was up to me to always ruin the moment. So on behalf of my co-workers I began to constantly counter her fake positivity. Am I saying I was a hero? No. But I’m also NOT saying I wasn’t a hero.
If you find yourself in a similar situation, here are my counter sayings.
I’ve already used this first one in a previous post.
What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger!
Counter: Orrrr more likely it cuts you off from the herd and you die.
Every cloud has a silver lining!
Silver rain is still rain
It doesn’t matter if you fall down, It’s getting back up that counts.
But what if you fell down because you broke your leg? Stay down! You want that puppy to pop through your skin!
Shoot for the moon, and if you miss you’ll land among the stars.
Where you will either starve to death, or more likely run out of oxygen first and suffocate alone.
Everything happens for a reason.
And sometimes those reasons are bad. Like the reason being that someone wanted to murder someone else.
If you ever find yourself in an uncomfortably positive situation, I hope these can be helpful to you.
Are there any overly positive sayings you’re sick off? What are they? Let’s ruin them together 🙂