First of all I talk about people ALL THE TIME. It’s definitely my favorite subject. I talk about people that I love, funny things people do/say, cool things people do/say, I analyze why people do what they do, I wonder about the people I love – how they feel, what they are up to, what they need. I think most people talk about things they care about and the things they love the most. If that’s people I don’t think that means you have a small mind.
And can you imagine what a buzz kill the Great Minds would be if you tried to have a conversation with them?
“It was so funny yesterday me and Rachel were talking and….”
“I apologize it would seem that we are veering into small minded conversation, I think it would be prudent if we focused on some of my latest ideas.”
Talking about ideas? Most people will glaze over as if you were telling them your dream last night once you start peppering them with all of your good ideas mid conversation. Just my experience.
If I dig deep I guess I can understand it if the quote is referring to gossip but I think if that’s the case it should be specified. It shouldn’t just be assumed that if you are talking about people it must be negative.
You can’t have your cake and eat it too.
I didn’t understand this saying until I was like 13. I would always think:
When you get a cake you have that cake. You look at it. It’s pretty and looks yummy.
You then eat said cake.
Sounds pretty standard. You have it — then you eat it.
It would make mountains more sense if the saying said:
You can’t eat your cake and have it too.
The order matters. Once you eat your cake you can no longer have a cake to look at. You obviously have to pick one or the other. (But of course you always pick eat it. Especially if it’s confetti cake. Because, duh.)
Never go to bed angry.
I really believed this advice for a long time. I have it to blame for the longevity of many a nonsensical argument.
Until one day it occurred to me that when I did go to bed angry %90 of the time I woke up happy/not angry. Meaning that the going to bed was actually THE CURE!
It’s like saying “Never eat when you’re angry.” Well what if you’re Hangry? You’re just gonna sit there hashing something out that isn’t even a something because your stomach is making you completely irrational and petty! No. Not wise.
In fact if you get angry and start having words you might be wise to press pause on the brewing fight you’re creating to pound a taco and take a quick power nap just in case that fixes things.
It probably will.
So I’m really wanting to hear about the sayings/quotes that you are totally not on board with!?