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Let's Fight About Whether These 15 Common Sayings Are Actually Wise, Or Total Bullshit

Does everything ACTUALLY happen for a reason?

  1. 1. "Money can't buy happiness."

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1. "Money can't buy happiness."
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    That's wise. Money can't actually fulfill people.
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    That's bullshit. Money totally buys people happiness.
  1. 2. "It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all."

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2. "It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all."
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    That's wise. As long as the relationship was happy and healthy at the time, you shouldn't regret it, even if it ends in heartbreak.
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    That's bullshit. Sometimes the heartbreak can outweigh any positive things the relationship once brought to your life.
  1. 3. "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."

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3. "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."
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    That's wise. Kindness and respect should come above all else.
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    That's bullshit. There are times where kindness is overrated and the truth just needs to be said.
  1. 4. "Everything happens for a reason."

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4. "Everything happens for a reason."
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    That's wise. It's a helpful reminder that when bad things happen, you can always look for its larger meaning or purpose in your life.
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    That's bullshit. Sometimes bad things happen for no reason at all, and it's dumb to pretend otherwise.
  1. 5. "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger."

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5. "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger."
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    That's wise. Going through difficult experiences builds character, and makes you better equipped to handle obstacles in the future.
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    That's bullshit. Some difficult experiences can just break you, and you don't necessarily emerge from them a stronger person.
  1. 6. "Where there's a will, there's a way."

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6. "Where there's a will, there's a way."
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    That's wise. You can achieve most dreams in life if you're willing to put in the work to get there.
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    That's bullshit. Some goals in life will just be impossible to achieve, no matter how hard you try.
  1. 7. "If you can't handle me at my worst, you don't deserve me at my best."

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7. "If you can't handle me at my worst, you don't deserve me at my best."
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    That's wise. You have to take people for all that they are — the good and the bad.
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    That's bullshit. People just say that as a way to excuse their shitty behavior.
  1. 8. "Live every day as if it were your last."

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8. "Live every day as if it were your last."
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    That's wise. Tomorrow is never guaranteed — you have to focus on the present, and live in the moment.
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    That's bullshit. Sometimes it's better to make sacrifices in the present so you can build a better future for yourself.
  1. 9. "Blood is thicker than water."

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9. "Blood is thicker than water."
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    That's wise. Friends are important, but family should always come first.
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    That's bullshit. Sometimes the friends you choose in life take priority over family.
  1. 10. "You can't judge a book by its cover."

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10. "You can't judge a book by its cover."
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    That's wise. Outward appearances are superficial and meaningless.
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    That's bullshit. Sometimes outward appearances can tell you a lot.
  1. 11. "Good things come to those who wait."

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11. "Good things come to those who wait."
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    That's wise. Patience will get you far in life.
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    That's bullshit. It's just an excuse people use to not actively chase after their dreams.
  1. 12. "Don't cry over spilled milk."

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12. "Don't cry over spilled milk."
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    That's wise. There's no use getting upset over bad things that happened in the past if you can't change them.
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    That's bullshit. It's human to get upset over unfortunate incidents in life — even if there's nothing you can do about them.
  1. 13. "The early bird catches the worm."

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13. "The early bird catches the worm."
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    That's wise. An early start to your day is a recipe for success.
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    That's bullshit. Not everyone's a morning person.
  1. 14. "Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer."

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14. "Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer."
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    That's wise. Sometimes it's smart to keep tabs on people who might betray you.
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    That's bullshit. If you don't like someone, get them out of your life.

And finally...

  1. 15. "Love means never having to say you're sorry."

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15. "Love means never having to say you're sorry."
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    That's wise. Love should be unconditional, regardless of apologies.
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    That's bullshit. If someone messes up, they should always apologize.