“It is what it is!” – No shit…
“It’s neither here nor there.” – Of course!
“It might or might not be a good idea.” – Isn’t everything?!
These vapid types of statements are like honey to a bear wanting to prove how dumb others are for using these types of statements. But is it really proving other people are dumb, or is it proving something not so pleasant about yourself?
Open wide, this bite of Truth Cake is going to be bitter but has a sweet aftertaste. So let me explain what all these phrases actually mean, because despite them logically saying nothing, they do say something. So to all you grumpy cats that are too smart for your own good, here you go:
“It is what it is!” means “You can’t fight it, resistance is futile, and it’s better to accept that some things in life are awful, but accepting them is a good idea.”
“It’s neither here nor there!” means “This point isn’t so relevant to the bigger picture at hand.”
“It might or might not be a good idea.” means “It’s really hard to say with any certainty whether something is the case or not.”
Only being able to take stuff literally, especially language, doesn’t make you smarter, it just shows you’re grumpy and have no ability to understand subtext.
So be nice. Focus on what makes you a smart and wonderful person, because picking on people’s silly vapid logically absurd statements isn’t a good way to prove anything positive about yourself.