WDP — Nautically Speaking

Daily writing prompt
Do you have a quote you live your life by or think of often?

There’s an expression I frequently use to let people know that they should do whatever it is that brings them joy, works best for them, or helps them make it through the day. That expression is, “Whatever floats your boat.”

There’s a corollary to go along with that expression, one that I believe these days is equally important. That is “…as long as it doesn’t sink mine,” which means that just because something works for you doesn’t mean it’s going to work for me. In other words, you do you, let me do me.

There’s another expression I use that references boats.

My version of this expression is, “There’s no such thing as a hole in your end of the boat.” It basically means that we’re all in this together and if we don’t work together, we’re going to collectively fail.

I do try to live my life by these two quotes. I wish more people did.

4 thoughts on “WDP — Nautically Speaking

  1. Marleen May 4, 2023 / 9:01 am

    The one about a rising tide lifting all boats doesn’t seem to me to have fared well in the test of time — for the well being of all sectors of society. It was paired with the trickle-down theory. Almost shockingly, I recently heard someone trying to sell the idea of trickle down again. I’m going to try and remember what context that was specifically (somewhere in news). It’s like enough time goes by and old tricks can be used again.

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