Has anyone ever tried to support you through the hard times in life, using inspirational quotes or sayings? Do you still believe? While I know they mean well, every time someone says some of these to me I just want to say:
I have compiled a list of the top 5 such quotes that people have said to me I'm not sure I believe in.
1. Your kindness will be rewarded
You should never be kind or do kind/ good deeds for someone expecting to be rewarded or expecting anything in return. Rather because you see a friend, loved one or even stranger struggling in need and want to do what you can to help or make that person feel better.
That being said, too many times I've both seen and personally experienced people not only not appreciating the help they received, but use it to try and take advantage of the person helping them.
2. Karma is a bitch. What goes around comes around.
I have lived my whole life trying to do the right thing. Be good, work hard, help others. And, I know many other people who are also very good people who like myself have worked hard yet struggled all their lives. It seems like the good ones are always the ones to suffer.
While the liars, cheaters, scammers, users are the ones who seem to get ahead in life with little to no consequences. People always say, "They'll get theirs ". When? I don't see it happening.
3. Love conquers all.
Love can be an awesome thing. If it is reciprocated. To be surrounded by love can be a great thing. The love of all the people in your life can chase away some demons but it can't conquer all.
To say love conquers all or never fails is not true. How many people have loved but not been loved in return? Or used or hurt by those that professed to love them? Or children hurt by parents who were supposed to love them? Love does fail. And, all the love in the world can't conquer all the hate in the world, all the terminal illnesses or all the violence. Love doesn't conquer all.
4. Things will get better.
Every time things go wrong people always say this. And sometimes things do get better. But better than where things were still isn't the same as better to where they need to be.
If people have consistently had to tell you this your whole life, isn't that an indication that things still haven't got better? And a good reason to no longer believe it.
And, last but not least; my personal favorite, heavy sarcasm intended.
5. God doesn't give you more than you can handle.
I hate this one the most for many reasons. First of all, you don't always know what someone's religious beliefs are/ aren't so unless you know for sure, you shouldn't say this one to people. But also sometimes the things we're going through can be little or minor. But, sometimes there's so much going wrong at once it's too much for one person to bear.
I always want to say "If there is a God, he sucks at math.
That's the end of the list for now. There may be a 2nd mytake coming listing quotes/ sayings I do believe.
Thank you for reading!