I've heard some of these sayings over and over - and thought they made no sense or should be amended -
"You made your bed, now lie in it!"
Okay - so it's uncomfortabe - why do I need to stay in it?
I can get (the ****) our of it and
a) remake it,
b) buy a new bed, or
c) go sleep on the couch
d) if things are really bad, there is the floor or under a bridge
"Get off the pity pot"
Okay - I think it's okay to sit on the pity pot - for a while - just be careful to not fall in it!
"If life hands you lemons, make lemonade"
That's limiting - one can also make lemon bars, lemon pie - there are even some folks that ENJOY sucking a lemon. Of course, the lemons still need to be usable - - -
Anyone else think along these lines?