When this quote came up in my mental health app, I had to read it a couple times. It is hands down the worst quote I have ever come across, especially considering the source – an app meant for people to work on improving their mental health – “Reflectly”.
I want to come right out and say I believe this is just a backwards idea. First – nothing truly last forever, so let’s get that out of the way.
I understand the idea behind “all good things must come to an end.”
Nothing is forever, good OR bad. Logic dictates that things end at some point – everything/one dies. Granted, that may not bring some great comfort when you’re walking through the valley of the shadow of death.
Why on earth would you introduce the thought that bad things are never ending? There is always a light at the end of the tunnel, though so distant it may not seem like it. I know because I’ve been there, more than once in my life. At the time it may feel like it will never end, but it does.
And the thing is? On the other end of the tunnel that you thought would never end, you come out stronger. Trudging through whatever hell has been thrown your way has at least taught some nugget of wisdom, in my experience, even if it’s simple perseverance.
I’m of the mind to contact the makers of the app ( Reflectly) and tell them that the one specific quote is possibly damaging to those who might be a bit vulnerable when they come across it.
Am I over-reacting, or is it really just a horrible quote? Am I possibly interpreting it incorrectly??
Have you come across an awful quote that sticks out in your mind? Please share if you have, inquiring minds would love to know!
Trying to track down the source of the quote, it looks like it was a line in either a book or a play by Thornton Wilder. For a mental health app to use it as a supposedly inspirational quote suggests that someone wasn’t paying attention, and perhaps they bulk harvested their quotes from somewhere without actually looking at them.
It’s an awful quote. How dangerous to have it on a mental health site, for goodness sakes! Imagine all the people with depression who already feel like it will last forever coming across this quote? Heartbreaking!!!
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That quote had me obsessing about it for awhile, really considering emailing them and telling them they needed to remove it from their quote rotation. I think that someone really dropped the ball when they were approving the quotes ☹️