|In The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, he talks about cliches. Randy makes the point that these sayings are often sage advice and that today’s youth have never heard them before. What’s old has become new again.When you think about it, even when we have heard a cliche before, for some reason it seems suddenly new because someone else has put it into a context we have never thought about before. With the different context, that old cliche seems new again.
I remember some years ago there was a period where every new song seemed to be a remake. I was driving with my daughter and they must have played a half dozen remakes in a row. I was having a great time singing along when my daughter stopped me and asked how I knew all the words to all these songs. I said “honey, these songs are almost 30 years old” to which she responded “no they’re not, they’re new”! What’s old had just become new again.
Next time you think something isn’t worth repeating because you think it’s old, remember that it just may be new again. Say it anyway! It just may make a difference in someone’s life that day because they are ready to hear it.
Make it a great day!
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