Dumbass Sayings: “Never Settle”

There’s a popular motivational saying out there that goes “Never settle.” Apparently settling is one of the worst things you can do in life. Maybe that’s a new thing because can you imagine what it would be like if the Pilgrims took this advice? There’d be no America as we know it! I’m sure Native Americans support the idea of never settling, but for the rest of us it’s a pretty beneficial activity. What if the Native Americans took “Never settle” to heart? They would have fought the invaders to the death and eventually become completely extinct. Of course they settled for some reservations, casinos, and a much shittier deal than the one they had before the Pilgrims arrived. Often times settling for the best available situation is critical to survival and allows you to salvage a modicum of happiness in a world that doesn’t always give you what you want. This saying should be “Try not to settle unless you’re about to be murdered or die alone.” Settling isn’t really optional, it tends to occur when you’re backed up against a wall and have no choice.

You better be thankful that pilgrims decided to settle.

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