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Epic BS people say to make you feel better

:icondevere:
deVere Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2020
You know, the kind of crap that's supposed to heighten your spirit but has the exact opposite effect.

Like:

:bulletred: "You're the master of your own destiny!" A lie of epic proportions - maybe mankind's biggest!

:bulletred: "Your time will come!" Thanks for your confidence. In that case, I'd like a certified, signed warranty certificate, please!

:bulletred: "Tomorrow is another day!" Really...?!

And there are many more. Please share if you can think of any.
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quinken Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Don't worry, I'm sure your beloved wife will wake up from her Coma soon, I mean she's been in it for 5 years now, so how much longer could it take?
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johnsamer98 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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quinken Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
owo
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Autism265 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
to be fair, people who say this stuff probably have good intentions, and it'd be unfair to bash on these people for trying to be nice
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johnsamer98 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
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Phil-N-DeBlanc Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Artist
Tomorrow's another day !!!
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johnsamer98 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
another day another chance
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KubyPikachuKirby Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh yeah the good old "other people have it worse than you" oh thanks! it really cheers me up knowing other people are suffering! WOW! >:C it just makes me feel bad for them as well as myself lol
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johnsamer98 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"we're not a farm that slaughters animals. we only send them to market."
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TheMisterMan2 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to play devils advocate so bad and logicallly justify all of these spirit lifting phrases that don't work. However I will not. I spent a lot of my life quite pessimistic, and theres nothing wrong with being a pessimist contrary to popular belief, but this meant I never took other people's optimistic attempts at help seriously, nor did I make any of my own. So in order to finally accept these phrases I began logically justifying them in my head and winded up changing my world view bit by bit. 

The reason, why I say I won't go through this post and validate every attempt at lifting spirits, is because its all a matter of belief. What made me a pessimist is that I know there is no point to any of this, all of life, there is no purpose. What made me an optimist was figuring out we make purpose if we want it. 

And if you dont believe in any of these phrases, theres really no point in me trying to make someone believe in them. Because while they are all ultimately purposeless, like everything else, nothing really has to be if you let it. 
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AmataresuYagami Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2020
Carpe Diem translated into “Seize the Day”.

Every single motivational quotes are just simply useless fake optimism meanings for instant gratification and has really no input about really “reality” and I just wished it would replace every single motivational quote into de-motivational quotes like these such as:

“The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.”

Or

“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.”
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:icondevere:
deVere Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2020
Omfg, yes! That's a terrible one as well!!!
One thing is to get some useless crap, but when people get pseudo-philosophical in Latin my patience is seriously put to the test!
Haha, I don't know if you've watched "The Simpsons", but when it comes to demotivational lines Homer takes the cake; embracing his son, saying: "Trying is the first step towards failure!" :D
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DrifterJellybean Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
Literally anything?

There are two ways to make me feel better, and two exactly: by either shutting the fuck up, leaving me alone, and staying out of my business, or actually solving my problem (which almost always deal with other people). Doing anything outside of these will more often than not piss me off even worse and, in turn, make the entire situation worse
(someone very recently learned that lesson the hard way)
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:icondevere:
deVere Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2020
Well said. I'm not a fan of unsolicited advice either!
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DrifterJellybean Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
The issue is not that the advice is almost always unsolicited, but that the advice comes from people who do not have the brains or the guts to actually solve the problem that the person they are trying to help is having
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eViL-nErD Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2020  Professional Digital Artist
''oh everyone gets that from time to time, im sure youll be just fine tomorrow after a nice rest! When the Deviation/Art/Upload is Just Right (icon) ''  

me & my body since I was 0.001 nanosecond old; 

Meirl by eViL-nErD
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MoeAnguish Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"You can do it."

WHY DO YOU THINK I HAVEN'T DONE IT ALREADY YOU STUPID CUNT?
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SpaniardWithKnives Featured By Owner Edited Jul 16, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
I can imagine the tone of you reply in a Samuel L Jackson voice 😎.

Yeah, that “ you can do it” can be... upsetting sometimes 😂
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MoeAnguish Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm kinda like Samuel when I'm mad, so fair comparison.
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Neiot Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
"It's not so bad, many have it worse."

That's supposed to make me feel better?
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eViL-nErD Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2020  Professional Digital Artist
ohh gosh !! i cannot STAND that one ! Wthamiseeingplz 

it's basically saying ''you cant feel bad or sad about it since x has it worse'' . its gatekeeping and dismissive of peoples troubles ..  
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an1610 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
I can say that "many children have even worse lives despite both parents being alive" sounds similar
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The-Abyss-Watcher Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2020  Professional Digital Artist
"There's plenty of fish in the sea"

Sure thing, but only one Nemo Finding Nemo Icon 
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EyeballEarth Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes and there's plenty scary things like lionfish, blobfish and stuff
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The-Abyss-Watcher Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2020  Professional Digital Artist
Great white shark scared.... 'the 2nd'
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:iconqumiies:
qumiies Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Sadness is temporary, you'll get over it"

"Feeling depressed is just a phase, you'll soon grow out of it."
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Scorbuniis Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2020
When I'm an hour into my shift and customers tell me "Don't worry, it's almost over!" like... no, it's not. I just got here. 
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Raybets Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unhelpful stuff strangers say to depressed or suicidal people:

"Don't off yourself, I love you." -- Then bye bye forever shortly after.

"Think about all the people that love you." -- Destruction100.

"Your family will be sad." -- Just don't assume.
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"It is what it is."

oh, I feel a ton better now.
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evilwraith666 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2020
Yeah I’ve always hated that particular saying and never came to terms to it, as we can change what the “is” is. Alot of the other sayings at least have something to do with patience, humility or gratitude
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SuitofPaint Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Other people have it worse, you know."

Shit, now I'm worried for them too. My plate's full, DEBRA, no need for seconds.
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SyrRose Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2020
I get what you're saying, but put yourself in their shoes. What is there to really say? Nobody knows the future of anything. The most they can do is provide comfort in the best way they can, whether it be by a hug or encouraging words. I imagine some people feel anxious by the stress of their friends and family, and don't always know what to say. Not everyone is a poet.

I do hate it when people tell me or anyone that, "Others have it worse than you." I mean, no shit, Sherlock. That is like...the shittiest thing to tell someone when they feel down, and it doesn't make anyone feel better, like at all. Might bring them down worse, make them feel like you don't care at all, but okay. 
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vic-viper-001 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2020
"This pandemic is only temporary. Things WILL eventually go back to normal."
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:iconsyrrose:
SyrRose Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2020
Maybe if we say it long enough, it will become the truth.
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SpaniardWithKnives Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
Well... is what we all thought 😭😭
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SmashFang Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2020
I don't really try to make people feel better. I just say "suck it up butter cup" and move along.
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xSweetSlayerx Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2020  Professional General Artist
"You'll be rewarded in heaven."
- My catholic-raised mom when she wants me to do something.
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art-dude Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2020  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Or "god is watching you" if youre being naughty lol
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SpaniardWithKnives Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
Catholics... 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️
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SonAmyFan362 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2020  Professional Writer
Whenever someone tries to make me take a Retail Job, and they go ahead and say things that should just be kept to themselves, since it gives the feeling of "that's ALL I can see you do for a living".
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midnightgravedigger Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
When people say "Good things come to those who wait" in an attempt to encourage you to be patient, I think, "when is that supposed to be, an hour before I die?"

Or when they say "Cheaters never prosper" in an attempt to encourage honesty. I think "Really? Well cheating seems to work pretty well for the rich and powerful". 
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evilwraith666 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2020
Yeah I think “cheaters never prosper” may have held merit in popular opinion a few decades ago, but to a millennial it means nothing. Patience on the other-hand is more complicated but delayed gratification is more satisfying than instant gratification, however to have patience means you’d have to be waiting on something to begin with- and sometimes having to wait shouldn’t be necessary, but the ability to read a book for instance relies on you waiting hours for a conclusion- this kind of patience is related to academic success. But sometimes I think patience isn’t necessary and is just used as a bluff
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Holyass-of-Saby Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"You deserve better" 
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Phil-N-DeBlanc Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2020  Professional Artist
"Shake it off"

"Pull yourself up by the boot straps"

"Cry me a river, build a bridge and get over it"
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SpaniardWithKnives Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
I reply to the Cry me a River one with “Yah. I cry a river, then I drown you in it and good riddance” 😇😊
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Phil-N-DeBlanc Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2020  Professional Artist
Bonnie !!! Shock Emote
Sounds like you're mad with me OHGAWDNO. 
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SpaniardWithKnives Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
Saying this with a cute expression and all smiling is even worse 🤭😂😇😎💪
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Phil-N-DeBlanc Featured By Owner Edited Jul 13, 2020  Professional Artist
Then the only thing left to do is sever all ties.
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SpaniardWithKnives Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait... did you think that my comment was directed towards you?.

It was directed towards somebody using that sentence after causing a fight
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SpaniardWithKnives Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
This is usually done when in arguments and somebody uses that sentence to escalate an argument, not at random
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