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I agree wholeheartedly! Thanks for putting it out there. Now if we could only get rid of "It is what it is", the worst cop-out phrase in the English language.
Yeah, that one's pretty simple-minded.
The air is good, the house is good, the water is good, the car is good, the grass is bad. That better? hahaAll those stupid sayings and platitudes can go pound sand. It's all good, you don't get anything you can't handle, it is what it is, things will get better, etc. All a bunch of BS!
Another vote against "it is what it is!"
But it is all good!Love,Janie
Except when it's not.
"I just got engaged. I just got a promotion. My son just got all A's on his report card. My favorite uncle just died.""Well, it's all good.""All good? What are you, nuts?!?"
By the way, thanks for being the one whose recent blog post gave me the idea to reprint this oldie from my previous blog, David'Z RantZ.
(Anybody interested in reading Janie's post should click on "recent blog post" in my previous comment!)
I'm good. ;)
I'll just bet you are. Heh.
Made you smile!
Im sorry but I dont understand why sometimes is good and others isn't why? maybe is my english sigh!
"It's all good" is an expression people use in English, but if you really analyze it, it seems pretty pointless. "All?" Of course everything can't be good.
yes, I understand what you mean :)
You're right, it's not all good. There's a great deal of suffering in the world, just because it mostly doesn't touch me doesn't mean it's all good. Another phrase that gets me is when people say, particularly on TV, "You're okay," when it's obvious they've just been through some horrible experience and they're NOT okay, and it ISN'T okay.
Those people have an odd definition for "okay," I think.
Well, when we get to Heaven we can say it and mean it. Usually when I hear someone saying that they are trying to get me or someone to calm down or nor get upset about some stupid thing they did. So, it is never good at all.
Some people use expressions like that because they can't think of anything intelligent to say, but feel that they have to say something.
I suspect that comes from the Hindu scriptures, the Bhagvadgita :) 'whatever happened in the past, happened for the good, whatever is happening is happening for the good, what will happen will also be for the good, why do you worry needlessly, O Man?' Basically an injunction for believers to be in the moment and leave it all up to divine plans. Similar in Christianity and probably also in all major faiths - 'don't worry, be happy, it's all going to work out in the end. If it isn't alright, then it isn't the end yet.'Right now, it is not all good. Much rubbish happening in my own world, and also the wider world from what I hear and read. But my glass is half full. Though it's also set at the edge of the table at risk of toppling :) what can one do?!
Wow, you gave that a lot of thought. But I doubt the people who tend to fall back on that expression ever did.
Everything can't be good surely, but its just one of those expressions we use for no reason at all. Warm greetings!
"Expressions we use for no reason at all" often inspire my "RantZ." :) Thanks for visiting.
Ugh. Two phrases I can't stand: "It's all good," (NO, it's not!) and "It is what it is." Good golly, I'd rather hear "Supercalifragilistic . . ." than something as inane as that.
You're the third person to comment against "it is what it is." Maybe I should have done a post about that!
It's all good until it all goes bad.
That's one way of putting it. :)
I'm probably going to be a loner here, but I love the phrase. And sometimes it makes me think "it's all good," even when it isn't. :-)
Well, if one says it optimistically like that, that would make sense.
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