Mini Rant

Do you know what I hate? I hate it when people say “it could always be worse” when you’re struggling. You know what? My troubles aren’t any worse or easier than anybody else’s. They’re different. We should be saying “it could always be different”.

I think we need to start a revolution. The next time you feel the need to say “it could always be worse” or someone says it to you or in a conversation you’re having, say “it could always be different”. Let’s do this people! Let’s start a vernacular revolution!

Thank you for allowing me this mini-rant.

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11 Responses to Mini Rant

  1. I will strive to do my part.

  2. Great rant – but, you know, it could be worse!
    Kidding of course – in our group we do say this frequently, but as a reminder of our blessings. “I know this is awful, but it could be worse, look at all the good things that are still happening”. So, I’m pretty darn guilty of using the expression, but not in the normal way. A lot of people are all “it could be worse, you could also being going through XYZ” and that’s just not healthy!

    However, I may have to work on this – that’s a good rant right there – it has me thinking!

    • Holly says:

      I love making people think ๐Ÿ™‚ And pointing out people’s blessings is a very healthy way of reminding people that there are wonderful things happening despite a troubled time. Kudos to you.

  3. Winding road says:

    I hate that too, it discounts everything you were just talking about, like people are saying, “get over it” and that is just rude

  4. Valerie says:

    Hi, found you through Kerry @ Winding Road. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I agree, it doesn’t help to say “it could always be worse”. While it’s true (I mean, the world could end…yeah, of course it could always be worse) but if someone is talking about a problem or situation that is hard, why make it seem like it’s not bad enough as it is? Sometimes I think people just say things they hear others say, or have gotten in the habit of saying. Especially to pregnant women. Most often, comments to preggo women should be left unsaid! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Holly says:

      I remember being pregnant and people kept commenting on how big I was. Yeah, should have been left unsaid! Thanks for visiting. Kerry’s pretty impressive, I’m glad she directed you here. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Valerie says:

        Yeah, they comment whether you’re too big, too small, carrying high, carrying low. It’s ridiculous! ๐Ÿ™„ I love Kerry’s blog! So glad she nominated you for that award. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Holly says:

        Thanks! I was very flattered. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Winding road says:

    Thanks for the kind words sweet ladies! And I concur, if you can’t tell a pregnant woman how beautiful, smart, sexy or awesome she is…keep your mouth closed.

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