"Cheer up!"

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by resistance, Nov 6, 2006.

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  1. resistance

    resistance Staff Alumni

    I think this 'phrase' should be banned from the 'O Great Book of Phrases' because it gets on my nerves so much.

    I hate it when people say "cheer up!" it's not a case of flipping a switch and bounce out of your depression and some people fail to realise this.

    Does anyone else get fed up of this saying?

    Reason I ask is I posted some of my poetry on a site and one of the comments I got was to tell me to cheer up... pfft.. I can't be bothered to reply to it. That's not the only time someone told me to cheer up, which is why it gets a bit tiring.
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  2. lost soul

    lost soul Guest


    I know how that feels like, it is one of the worst things that makes me snap.

    chin up it may never happen
    smile it wont kill you
    what have you got to be depressed for
  3. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    Worse.....Cheer up it may never happen...when it already has.
  4. ~CazzaAngel~

    ~CazzaAngel~ Staff Alumni

    Or cheer up, you have a good life or you could have a worse life.... :blink:
  5. ~CazzaAngel~

    ~CazzaAngel~ Staff Alumni

    But also the way the person says it, like it's not big deal I think sometimes hurts more then the words. :mellow:
  6. I used to hate that too, when insensitive clods expect you to be happy when you're in the deepest pit of depression.
  7. _nu

    _nu Well-Known Member

    well, sometimes, even though i agree with you resistance, "cheer up" can be used in a good way. like when someone says "aw, come on now Zebulot, cheer up. it wasnt your fault..." but when they just say "Cheer up!" it doesnt really work. i also hate it when people claim that everyone has these problems. wtf do i care! and no if they did they'd all be moping like me.:dry:
  8. TheBLA

    TheBLA The biggest loser alive.

    Oh yes, I hate those two words used together with a passion. :dry:
  9. Always Alone

    Always Alone Guest

    Yep, drives me crazy. We can't control the way we feel, and when people act like we should be able to, I get pissed off.

    What else would you ban from the 'O Great Book of Phrases'
  10. Will

    Will Staff Alumni

    I think they mean it when someones just lightly depressed. Just like how if someone thinks someone is sad, they can just talk to someone and bam, it's all gone.

    I'm actually annoyed by this too, I hate it when everyone thinks sadness only goes 'so low'.
  11. SowrongSowrong

    SowrongSowrong Active Member

    I hate those words, it makes me go bananas.
    It's so depressing to hear them.

    I HATE them
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