What saying annoys you?

Friday December 18, 2020

My mother used to like quoting proverbs sayings, and quotations. She seemed to have a saying for every situation.

Now the internet is full of memes with sayings. I am not sure, if like me, there are some quotes that you do not feel make sense. I will mention two now.
The first one, that I heard through my childhood was “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” I never understood this as words would leave a scar that would affect me long after the sticks and stones had hurt me.
The next one I have heard throughout my life, and countless times this year;
“Everything happens for a reason”. Really? I feel that sounds heartless. I am thinking of all those whose loved  ones have died suddenly. I am sure people will disagree with me and feel this is a good saying.
So, what proverbs or sayings do you disagree with or find not to ring true? Maybe you disagree with my two choices and feel they are sayings that make sense, why?
I realise that we interpret quotes differently so hence different interpretations.

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