The Truth in the Little Things we Say

Recently I’ve seen some memes on Facebook that have got me thinking, and I’m going to blog about each one, starting with this:


All of this is so true.

We might say “Just kidding!” but it’s usually a way of getting our point across in a less abrasive way, and most of the time, there is a deeper meaning to what we may joke about. We’ve all heard the aphorism, ‘Many a true word is spoken in jest.”

We say “I don’t know,” when we don’t want to talk about something, or don’t want to think about it, or we don’t want to incriminate someone. Usually we do know more than we’re letting on.

“I don’t care.” That is virtually never the truth. What we really mean when we say this is that we don’t want to care, or we wish we didn’t care because life would be so much easier if that were the case. When any emotion is involved–love, hate, hurt feelings, fear, jealousy, etc., we care, and we all know how hard it is to stop caring.

The last one, “It’s okay,” is possibly the least understood. We say it sometimes when we really mean it. We’ve overcome the problem and we really are okay. The problem is, there is no easy way of telling if this is the case when someone uses the phrase, or are they really not okay?



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