Truisms are things that people say that tend to hold true throughout life for the vast majority of people.  They are quite literally saying that we all follow.  Seeing as how I still hold to my own invented Truism that everything is backwards, I take nothing for granted, and am therefore, as always, here to dispute various truisms in point form, staring with the more popular ones and working my way through some you may or may not have heard of before.  Beside them, I will state how I feel they do NOT apply.


  • Wrong!  Most people prefer to be lied to and close their eyes to the truth…
  • You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink – Sure you can!  Just feed him a Mickey of Scotch and by the time you reach the watering hole, he’ll suck up the entire pond!
  • Only the good die young – I really don’t think SIDS is preferential: nor any other fatal disease for that matter.
  • What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger – Are you gonna tell me that Chicken Pox makes you stronger?
  • Be careful what you wish for.  You just might get it – Then why did you wish for it in the first place?
  • A little knowledge can go a long way – No!  A little knowledge can go a little way.  A lot of knowledge can go a long way!
  • A lot of professionals are crackpots – You are either a professional or a crackpot but can’t be both and make it work.  When was the last time you saw a professional with a diploma on his wall that said: ‘This professional is a certified crackpot.’?
  • A man can’t know what it is to be a mother – He can if the mother dies…
  • A positive attitude makes all the difference in the world – The world tries to stop you, positive attitude or not!
  • A sense of timing is the mark of genius – Unless you’re a madman, then it’s the mark of a madman…
  • Action causes more trouble than thought – Brilliant grasp of the obvious here.  But without thought, there would be no action.
  • All things are delicately interconnected – Like Husbands and Mother-In-Laws?
  • Anger or hate can be a useful motivating force – For blowing up cities and creating hate groups?
  • Animalism is perfectly healthy – As long if it’s alright with your neighbor to piss on his tree.
  • Any surplus is immoral – A surplus of morality is immoral?
  • Anything is a legitimate area of investigation – Well that shoots privacy all to Hell!
  • At times, inactivity is preferable to mindless functioning – I thought inactivity was tantamount to mindless functioning!
  • Awful punishment awaits really bad people – Awful punishment awaits really good people too…
  • Being happy is more important than anything else – except breathing…
  • Being alone with yourself is increasingly unpopular – Well if you’re alone with yourself, you’re not really alone…  You’re schizophrenic!
  • Being sure of yourself means you’re a fool – Oh?  I thought it meant you were confident.  Conversely then, not knowing what you’re doing means you’re a genius?
  • Change is valuable when the oppressed become tyrants – I told you torturing insects and rodents was the right thing to do!
  • Chasing the new is dangerous to society – So is closed mindedness!
  • Children are the most cruel of all – Children are the hope of the future…
  • Confusing yourself is a way to stay honest – It’s also a way to get yourself killed!


  • What a crock of BS (Bad Smell)!  Creativity comes from within…  The trouble with thinkers is, they think too much!

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