I’d like to believe that:
- “Everything happens for a reason”
- “I am right where I am supposed to be”
- “We are only given as much as we can bear”
- “Things always work out for the best”
- “It was meant to be”
- “Time heals all wounds”
- “Worrying about it won’t solve anything”
- Everything will be fine with a “good attitude”
- I should “always look on the bright side”
- I should “see the glass half full”
- “These things too shall pass”
Platitudes or acceptance? A good attitude or a realistic outlook? Fakey smiles or healthy cynicism? Which do you choose?
plat·i·tude [plat-i-tood, -tyood]
a flat, dull, or trite remark, especially one uttered as if it were fresh or profound.
1812, “dullness,” from Fr. platitude “flatness, vapidness” (late 17c.), from O.Fr. plat “flat” (see plate); formed on analogy of latitude, attitude, etc. Meaning “a flat, dull, or commonplace remark” is recorded from 1815. Related: Platitudinous.
What’s your favorite platitude? Who is your favorite platitudinous person?