A few days ago I wrote a post about changing one’s metaphor for describing one’s life; Roots or Ballast – https://edbrownweb.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=100&action=edit. Today I’d like play with that thought a little. Below are a few proverbs or aphorisms. Look what happens when I change the wording just a little bit. Whole new, and often opposite perspectives come into view. And often that makes all the difference :-).
Enjoy and if anyone has new takes on any of these or new takes on other well-known phrases, please do let me know :-).
Read and reflect.
Curiosity killed the cat! – Curiosity fed the cat!
You shouldn’t think that you’re special. – You shouldn’t think that only you’re special. (The first phrase is a typical Norwegian “Jante law” intended to keep people humble)
Voice of the voiceless – Helping the voiceless find their voice.
Love is blind – Love is kind
Why me? – Why not me?
Life sucks – Lively ducks
Your back’s to the wall – Let’s head to the mall
Achilles heel – Achilles wheel
Wide of the mark – Create a new spark