That's the thing about platitudes--they are time-worn clichés for the most part. Hence, they have virtually all been "written by someone else." Merriam-Webster defines it thusly: plat·i·tude: noun A statement that expresses an idea that is not new 1 the quality or state of being dull or insipid 2 a banal, trite, or stale remark
But--you want "original?" Here's mine, when someone is doing something either questionable, or with which I don't necessarily agree, but agree that they are free to do as they choose: "Whatever flips your switch."
Well, thank you for posting this subject. I have read several here and laughed and I have heard of before. This helps alot and it is really cool. I would like to thank everyone here because here is an original platitude that is inspired by each of you.
"When Life sees you down, look up and reach, you may find the cord of salvation."
"I may have created it, but you have inspired it"- Jo Goldsmith
This is great advice-- though I can count my three chickens, and I live in a forested area with a lot of trees and even eggs. Don't* think I can use this one, good as it was. (*Don't has an apostophe.) Oh, dang. now I have opened myself to form post editing.
Here's a megatude for football coaches, when the sports announcers try to interview them on their way to the locker room at halftime:
The game's not over yet. We have done some things right and some things wrong. We need to get some touchdowns-- to pick up some gains. We have a won't-quit attitude to stay in control. Every player is key. This is a total team effort. The key will be play action. They must make more conversions and open it up.
It would be so much easier if humans were like that. We'd know exactly who to put in jail before they could commit any crimes... of course then we'd have a society of ppl with eyes on the side... men wouldn't really care, but women wouldn't dig that. How would we drive?
lol... yeah, it's a little weird, but my friend sent it to me years ago and at the time I thought it was kinda strange. Since then I started watching 30 Rock, which Tracy Morgan is on, and he cracks me up. It's just the term that sticks with me though... "That goat's got devil eyes!" Now you're stuck with it too.
OK-- I have to go to sleep. G'nite, Grandpa, G'nite John-Boy, G'nite Beth-- I'll try to remember what I dream. Last night I dreamed that Jacques Cousteau had my hot tub spa bricked over because he thought it was too deep.. and I don't even have a hot tub.