Arabie

“It is what it is.” I have heard this idiomatic phrase many times in my life. Simply put, it means that the situation at hand is a fact and it must be dealt with as it presents; there is nothing we can do about it. Just accept it.

Okay. My marriage is falling apart. I’ve been diagnosed with a terminal illness. My child is struggling in school. A friend says their life is pointless and is contemplating suicide. “It is what it is – accept it.”  Not exactly great advice in the middle of a crisis!

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