The following is an excerpt from It's Been Said Before: A Guide to the Use and Abuse of Cliches [Oxford University Press, $24.95], a collection of fre...
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Sometimes a person will sacrifice their happiness to make a better future for the both of you. This is called bravery.
As soon as a catastrophic injury like mine happens, people look to you for strength when they see that your life altering event didn't totally break you. But I'm not your typical motivator. And I don't spew your typical cliché advice.
In our daily lives we are confronted by what might be termed "the conventional wisdom," things we are taught from an early age and have heard repeated so often that we assume they must be true.
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