Monday, February 21, 2011

Dangerous Clichéd Mottos

In my 39 years I've come across some annoying clichés. Here's one from the sports world:
"I just knew that if we all gave 110% we'd win the game."
Really? Besides exhibiting poor math skills I thought a person who gave 100% would die of overexertion. I also have come across stupid mottos. Consider this gem, one that seems to be popular with ladies on social networks:
"If you can't handle me at my worst then you don't deserve me at my best."
That one just scares me. It makes me, a single man, not wanting to deserve her at her best. The biggest offender, however, is the clichéd motto. This Reign of Terror posing as wisdom at its worst could damn your soul. I've seen this crop up on the web:
"Never regret doing anything that once made you smile."
This is one of the most hideously horrible expressions I've yet to come across. It's reckless and wrong. Contrast this pyrite ("fool's gold") with a real nugget from God's Word:
The woman Folly is loud; she is seductive and knows nothing. She sits at the door of her house; she takes a seat on the highest places of the town, calling to those who pass by, who are going straight on their way, "Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!" And to him who lacks sense she says, "Stolen water is sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant." But he does not know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of Sheol. (Proverbs 9:13-18 ESV)
He who has ears to hear, let him hear.