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Hi guys! Welcome to Friday’s post! I am so ready for the weekend particularly because our family is visiting from all the way on the other side of the country! This calls for a Pacific Northwest staycation for us, and exploring for everyone. We have a little bit of everything planned and I cannot wait!
So now that I’ve my little personal note for the day, it’s time for the real deal. The other day I encountered a person who is seriously just not nice–I’m talking a flat out mean person. It got me thinking about cliches and one in particular: treat others the way you want to be treated. I was venting to my mom (per usual) and felt almost lame for saying how real this cliche is. Why though? Because cliches aren’t cool. They’re considered cliches for a reason; just overused and redundant.
I beg to differ though. I think some (definitely not all) cliches hold a lot of value and can be powerful because they’re so widely known. I have a few cliches in particular that I want to share with you and tell you all why I think they hold a lot of truth.
Treat others the way you want to be treated. Now this one is literally the definition of cliche. We all grew up hearing adults tell us this, but somehow the common phrase got thrown under the bus and really isn’t taken seriously. These days people seem to think they can treat others any way they want to. All I have to say about this is, would you want someone to treat you that way?
Kill them with kindness. So when someone is being a jerk and doesn’t want to treat you the way they want to be treated, kill them with kindness! Obviously this one is much easier said than done, but it’s one I’m currently really working on. When all someone wants to do is put you down and make you feel bad, I swear they’ll be shocked to find out it didn’t work! That is the best way to ‘get back’ at someone.
You can’t please everyone. I love this one because so many of us are perfectionists and strive to be liked by everyone and make everyone happy. This just isn’t realistic, and while it’s another tricky one to grasp, it can really help out in life.
I thought it would be a little fun to end this with a few of my least favorite cliches such as: there are plenty of fish in the sea. This one really bugs me because when someone goes through a breakup this cliche is the last thing they want to hear! Another one is, your bad day is someone else’s best day. I think we all see the good intentions behind that one, but when you get fender bendered or pulled over for a speeding ticket, you don’t say to yourself, “hey at least I make enough money to afford this car!” That ticket probably sucks.
I hear plenty of annoying cliches, but I do think some hold a great amount of truth even if it way lack originality. I only wish cliches didn’t have such a bad rep and we could all use them as little reminders from time to time.
I’m going to end it there for today’s post, but I hope you all enjoyed! I am in love with this look I am sharing with you all! How adorable is the top with the jeans and little heels?? It’s all super affordable so take a look and happy Friday!