When Less is Annoying
Recently a dear friend sent me a Lifehack 30-Second Tip image. I’m a big fan of the site, and I’ve enjoyed several of their similar images, but this one…this one I had some problems with. Can you guess why?
The Zen Grammarian
Obviously the first problem is with the grammar: as any reliable source will tell you, when talking about anything you can count the correct word is “fewer”, not “less.” Even more than that, though, something about the ideas in this rubbed me the wrong way.
After some thought, I realized the way I would have rewritten it:
don’t wish it was easier, realize you’re strong enough to handle it
don’t wish for fewer problems, remember that you will outlast them
don’t wish for fewer challenges, relish the lessons they teach you
That’s my version, minus a picture of rocks. What’s yours?