Truthful Tuesday — Let There Be Light

Frank, aka PCGuy, has published another one of his Truthful Tuesday posts. This week Frank wants to know…

Have you ever been accused of making light of someone else’s situation, either by that person or someone else?

I don’t know that I’ve been accused of deliberately making light of someone else’s situation in a mean or nasty way, but I probably have made light of such situations in an attempt to offer solace or encouragement.

Unfortunately, they are mostly empty platitudes, such as:

It’s not as bad as you think it is.
It could have been worse.
You’ll get beyond this.
This, too, shall pass.
You’re making a mountain out of a molehill.
There’s light at the end of the tunnel.
It’s always darkest before the dawn.

When what I really feel like saying is:

Get over yourself.
You’re so fucked.

8 thoughts on “Truthful Tuesday — Let There Be Light

  1. Marilyn Armstrong November 17, 2020 / 7:12 pm

    I have learned — in a really difficult situation — to say nothing if I have nothing to say. To NOT offer advice unless asked. To say “I’m so sorry,” and leave it at that. Because anything else sounds like what it is — a platitude and as someone who has been on the bad end of a lot of catastrophes, it’s really annoying. Sometimes a LOT worse than annoying.

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  2. Sadje November 17, 2020 / 7:20 pm

    Sometimes the truth works better than empty platitudes

    Liked by 1 person

  3. leigha66 November 23, 2020 / 9:31 am

    Often it is best to say nothing, especially if you don’t mean it.

    Liked by 1 person

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