posted on Nov, 5 2014 @ 01:55 PM
a reply to: olaru12
I see what you mean olaru12.
However, while cliches may become tired, there are times when ones emotions reach such a peak that to formulate an original sentence would be either
difficult, or impossible. God knows I have been there, although I try where possible to communicate in a useful and expansive manner where possible.
Some people find themselves reaching that point far faster than others, and although we might find it difficult to understand, such is the difference
between our psychological structures and strengths, we have to give people the space to communicate their truth as freely and honestly as they can. If
that means cliches, or truisms, or what have you, then that is something I personally have no problem with. I would rather hear the cliche and know a
measure of a persons mind, than hear nothing and have to wonder what they are really thinking!
It has to be said also, that although they may become tired and threadbare through over use, cliches are effective methods of communicating a concept
when other words fail. I think the main reasons that cliches even develop in the first place, is that once they are first uttered and spread, people
become aware of just how effective they are at communicating a concept quickly, with the minimum of fuss and personal involvement with the creation of
the phrase itself. It is their very usefulness and versatility, which make them so damned tempting as an option in discourse.
That said, I agree that when one is trying to communicate in detail, they are not ideal, and there are better ways, in nearly every scenario, of
getting ones point across, than to copy paste ones communication in, rather than composing something more contextually specific.