It’s easy to speak without thinking about you’re really saying. Unfortunately, we often say things when we mean one thing, but others interpret what we said as something else entirely. And sometimes the harmless little messages we want to give others reveal more about who we are and what’s going on in our world rather than communicating anything important.
Here are six phrases we all ought to think twice about before saying them:
Everything happens for a reason
Have you ever heard someone say this and thought, “man, that sounds like a cheap cop out”? Telling people this lets them know that you probably don’t take responsibility for the happenings of your life because hey, it’s not really up to you. You don’t want people thinking you shouldn’t be held accountable for your actions or the things that happen to you.
I practice loving unconditionally
Unconditional love is a great thing in theory, because it describes a person who chooses love no matter what someone does, but is that really a wise thing to say? It basically tells the other person that they could literally treat you like crap and you will still have love for them. It also means that whoever you’re currently talking about has likely done something to wrong you, but you love them anyway.
Referencing the “golden years” of your life
Many older folks tend to throw this phrase out in conversation to describe a period of time in their life that was substantially better than the one they’re currently in. Which is fine, except that it makes people think that you regret the choices you made in the past or are avoiding dealing with the problems that are before you today.
It’s hump day!
Yes, everyone knows it’s Wednesday. When you boldly exclaim this to people, it just makes it seem like you can’t cope with the basic work week that almost everyone else in the world has to go through as well. It makes others think that you’re simply having a miserable time at work and can’t handle it.
That’s just your opinion
This is often said by folks who want to disagree with someone, but can’t figure out the best way to go about doing so. So instead, they simply try to invalidate whatever it is that’s being said. Not to mention, almost everything that comes out of a person’s mouth is their opinion.
I’m up for anything This can be a great demeanor to have, but it also says to others that you don’t really care about what’s happening–you’re totally fine going along with a decision that could be the worst decision ever made. Instead of being up for anything, weigh your options real quick and pick the one that you think is best for you.
Source : http://expandedconsciousness.com/