August 12, 2016 by Petrea
a remark or statement, especially one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful.“she began uttering liberal platitudes”
cliché, truism, commonplace, banality, old chestnut, bromide, inanity,banal/trite/hackneyed/stock phrase“boring us with his platitudes”
I’m getting kind of tired of social media.
I like communicating. It took me a while to get used to emojis, but most are well-meaning, and they help clarify intentions in a medium where intentions are often misconstrued. The politics are a drag, but when discussions are civil they’re tolerable. The uncivil ones prompt an unfriend or an unfollow from me. That’s easy.
What’s tiresome to me are the platitudes. When I receive a request to connect online, I read the person’s feed. If it’s full of sayings and admonishments telling me how to feel or think, or what life’s all about, I don’t respond. If your feed is like this and I accepted your Facebook friend request or followed you back on Twitter, I’ve already unfollowed you on FB and I’ve muted you on Twitter. Sorry.
I want to socialize with real people, not quotations. Individuality is who you are, not what you retweet.
Oops. Is that a platitude?