Who Are We?
Cliché (from the French): a phrase, expression, or idea that has been overused to the point of losing its intended force or novelty, especially when at some time it was considered distinctively forceful or novel.
Exception: The Holy Cliché is one that maintains its integrity, meaning, grit, and truth. For instance:
· “It takes all kinds.” To keep humanity from blowing itself apart, we need every kind of person to participate. Saving the world is a group effort!
· “The relationship is everything.” Recognizing our interconnection is paramount. Even though we are distinct and individual, with different likes and dislikes, still, choosing to cooperate with one another can mean the difference between life and death—to ourselves as well as the planet.
We can dismiss the old clichés as irrelevant, outdated, useless; or we can reinvent them, spark them up, use them to ignite our passion to be of greater service to the world. It’s our call.
“Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in life grows.” Ben Stein