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Joined: June 29, 2012
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Just to refute for a moment the claims by some here that this phrase is used by those with limited vocabulary, or is a sign of indifference or weakness: I consider myself fairly well-educated, having received a university degree. I also take some pride in having a wide and varied vocabulary. I also suffer from a condition called Crohn's disease, which affects my digestion and is incredibly painful. however, there is nothign i can do in the moment when the pain is at its worst, and so my mantra at those times is often, "it is what it is" - there's nothing that can be done, so I just have to accept it and do what I can. The other phrase that gets me through my darkest moments is, "this too shall pass" - which no doubt many of you detractors will find equally trite and cliched.
June 29, 2012, 5:06am
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