Old Adages We All Use That Are Actually Horrible Advice

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Ever notice how certain old sayings seem due for a tune up?

Fake It Til You Make It

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Nothing's worse than someone who blatantly has no idea what they're doing... and blatant it generally is. Better just go ahead and ask for help til there's no need to fake it anymore.

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

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Meh. Mostly after everybody who booked ass has already gotten the great stuff.

Curiosity Killed The Cat

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Nah, prolly he just went about exploring his curiosity wrong. Keep you're curiosity... just go about satisfying it responsibly.

If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them

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... why not just join another group you've no desire to beat tho?

Forgive and Forget

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Who says you can't forgive someone and keep an eye on them at the same time?

Fool Me Once, Shame On You. Fool Me Twice, Shame On Me.

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Shame on me, my ass. Double shame on you, you sneaky sonuvabitch.

YOLO

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Ever noticed how this one almost exclusively seems to be uttered before actions that drastically reduce the life expectancy of said "one life?"

The Squeaky Wheel Gets The Grease

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As retail workers everywhere will tell you, the squeaky wheel may get a little grease every now and then, but the pleasant, polite wheel who waits their damn turn for help gets outstanding customer service.

You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

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"Who says? Omnomnomnomnom." - This hamster

Life Never Gives You More Than You Can Handle

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Nonsense. Life gives us more than we can handle all the time, so we can grow into the kind of people who can.

Everything happens for a reason

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Not everything. Mostly it's how we respond to the things that happen to use that determine whether they've played any significant role in our lives or not. Learning and/or growing from them is always a choice.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

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Not only is a sincere compliment just as lovely, it generally comes with far less danger of copywrite infringement.


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