Thursday, May 06, 2021

Wonder Aloud, Indeed

As someone who is allegedly a writer, I've started to notice this:

This was in a doctor's office last week. A few nuggets:
"Respect and love everyone, everywhere, every day."
"Vulnerability and trust in working together."
"Ask why. Wonder aloud."
"Do the right thing, even when it's hard."
"Ask for and give help. Be bold."

Mother of dictionaries, what unholy word salad is this? Do I need to love everyone in this office? Do I need to be vulnerable? Does 'doing the right thing' have anything to do with the MRI on my wrist? Do I really need to bold?

It's almost like we've reached the post-meaning era for words. Everything we read now consists of recycled motivational poster slogans tossed together at random.

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