Monday, April 27, 2009
It Is What It Is
The saying "It is what it is" has me on burn out. It has become the phrase panacea for every situation and condition. I believe it has taken the place of "Whatever" for the most over-used response these days.
Don't get me wrong. I agree with the sentiment. I just want a new version...an original version, not a throwaway.
So what exactly is meant by this refrain? Is the glass half empty, i.e., you can't change it so don't even try. Half full? You can change it but not right now. Is the inevitable, inevitable? Carpe diem? Just do it? What?
Is this a trite piece of wisdom that requires no introspection, no understanding. Or does it just require acceptance?