rm_blkondemand 36M
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7/3/2006 2:21 pm

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There are a few cliches I've heard all of my life that in my own experiences have lost credibility. I mean, some of these things seemed to be the governing philosophies that I was taught to live by from a very young age. So now I am living a life that challenges the very truth or lack thereof of many of these things.

Without giving too much of my own opinion about each one, I'm going to just throw them out there and see if anyone else has also doubted the validity of any of these perceptions:

All men (and women) are created equal. perhaps the original thought that led to the creation of a human entity will forever provide similarities that binds us all as a species, but the existence of free will has definitely given some a decided advantage and put others at a disadvantage, even from birth. The inequality of the human perspective is what makes all of our experiences unique and different.

Opposites attract And when they do, the conflicting thoughts and actions either create compromises, sacrifices, sometimes regrets or they lead to disaster. Although we may differ in gender, race, color, creed, spiritual entities that occupy human vessels, we aren't as different and opposite as our conflicting thoughts at times may suggest. With that said, my opinion is that we can be more attracted to those who aren't as opposite in their governing philosophies and innermost desires.

Nothing beats a failure, but a try. I trust in the unlimited potential of the human becoming. My opinion is that people who CAN DO, don't have to TRY. People who CAN DO, just DO and keep doing until they consider it DONE! People who recognize themselves as having to TRY, may continue to try without ever reaching success.

What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger! Does it really? Or is it that it SHOULD, COULD or WOULD make you stronger if you saw it that way?

I guess its just a matter of terminology. But isn't proper understanding of terminology vital to how our mind perceives?
Have you really thought about what you are saying when you use someone else's cliche?
What is your psyche settling for that if you thought better, it might reject?

funintheday2006 56M
9659 posts
7/3/2006 8:44 pm

" If you dont succeed, try again"
What the fucks that about?? Multiple failure? No thanks, if I jump out of that aeroplane and the chute dosen't open there is NO FUCKING way Im gonna do that twice

ArtisticTwist75 41F
2505 posts
7/4/2006 1:04 pm

blk - IMO, cliche's have some truth in them, otherwise they would not have become cliche's in the first place. That doesn't mean that they are blindly true for everyone in the human race but it does mean that they apply to a certain percentage of the populous. While I was getting my degree, we actually studied cliche's and their application in society. Of course, they do not hold true exclusively but they do hold true some of the time.

Utilizing the sampling you chose I find it easy to show my point.

'All men and women are created equally' - Of course they are. We each come out of the womb a blank slate... utterly equal with the blank slate in the crib next to us. The equality leaves when outside forces begin to impact us.

'Opposites Attract' - This one is close to my heart as I am currently in a relationship with a man utterly opposite of me. We think and act differently, yet the impact we have on one another is highly valuable... he makes me less sensitive to others and reminds me to be true to myself above all, while I remind him to be sensitive to others and care for them because they are people. This is the example of the truism in the cliche. However, as you stated, our innermost desires are more aligned. We do want similar things when it comes to a relationship and sex.

'Nothing beats a failure, but a try.' - I've always thought that was a load of hogwash so who knows... I could be completely off base.

'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.' - I am living proof of the validity of this one. As you say, perhaps it is because I am looking for it. Still that brings us back to the idea that cliche's are that because the possess a certain percentage of truth.

Still, I understand your point, the words we speak are powerful and we should use them cognizantly. I enjoyed this post.... perhaps I'll link to it. Do you mind?


rm_blkondemand replies on 7/5/2006 3:27 am:
I don't mind at all. I appreciate all of your comments. Thank you!


7/6/2006 1:27 pm

Free will was given but then governed by a godless government to the oppression of many. So yes I agree, they may have been created equal but we have forces working against this God given right.
We all want to love and be loved and hopefully we find a complement in another to achieve that perfect union. It would be an opposite to make our weakness our strength and vice versa but as you say really the sameness within.
I like the word strive because I feel try is somewhat of a set up for failure. I have used the cliche to others though as I know many relate to it.
Finally I agree it is all in perception. Some accept defeat and the beating life give them. Others take lemons and make lemonade! (Another cliche) lol

Love the post {=}

just a squirrel trying to get a nut

rm_blkondemand replies on 7/24/2006 9:39 am:
Thanks. And I love you!

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