10 Most Misleading Phrases People Say That Lack Usefulness

1. “Be Yourself”

The amount of times we’ve all heard this phrase is ridiculous. Not only is it misleading, but also untrue. It suggests that there is no room for growth or change.

2. “What Goes Around, Comes Around”

This statement is false, as many users believe not everyone gets what they deserve. You may find horrible people living their best lives simply because what goes around doesn’t always come around. 

3. “Looks Don’t Matter”

As much as looks shouldn’t matter, the bitter truth is that they do. One member says that this unfortunate reality extends beyond the romantic sphere.

4. “Humans Only Use 10% Of Their Brains”

A member recalls the time in their high school when the assistant band director told them this, and the biology teacher responded, 

5. “Work Hard, and You’ll Succeed”

Yes, working hard can make you more prone to success, but it can never guarantee it. One person goes as far as to say that success rarely mirrors work ethic. Factors such as luck, timing, and privilege also count. 

6. “Everything Happens for a Reason”

This statement only serves as a coping strategy. One person refuses to believe that innocent toddlers contracting terminal illness fulfills some more significant goal.

7. “It’s All Part of God’s Plan”

This phrase is based on the assumption that the world is inherently just and that whatever bad exists, exists because of one’s own doing. 

8. “If You Aren’t Guilty, You Have No Reason To Get Defensive”

This statement makes little sense as one person says how innocent people have the most valid reason to be defensive. 

9. “The Customer Is Always Right”

Many folks working in the service sector share how untrue this idea is. The market is full of entitled and unreasonable customers who refuse to treat the staff decently.

10. “Practice Makes Perfect”

This phrase is notorious for putting pressure on perfection. If anything, practice makes progress, or as one user quotes, “Practice makes better.”