Madcap (zimdanen) wrote,

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My paragraph on the back of a vocab quiz from last year, in response to the quotation, "If life gives you lemons; make lemonade!" [Note that I had to use ten+ vocab words, so that's why it's full of random words. :P]

I find this quote to be extremely inane, and the fact that is has become a platitude offends me deeply. To try to force people to go through the arduous and rigorous task of turning a perfectly good lemon into lemonade for no good reason is pointless. The author of this quote must have had some ulterior, sadistic motive when he crafted this wily quote. Though it may seem oracular, all this quote is trying to do is to make people put forth extra effort to turn such a grandoise thing as a lemon, with limitless, enthralling possibilities, into the very limited lemonade. What can you do with lemonade? Drink it. But there is a deluge of possibilities for an unruined lemon! Do not give in to the allure of this quote; just say, "No!" (brusquely ;-)
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