• Why We Should Stop Using the Phrase “In the Real World”

    While there are many trite (and incorrectly structured) phrases that people use constantly, i.e. phrases like “It is what it is” and “I could care less,” whereby the first just sounds silly and the latter actually means you care, there is another phrase that I’d like to see stripped from our sentence constructs. The phrase is this: In the real world… In the real world, your resume should be polished. In the real world, you should secure a job you enjoy getting up for in the morning. In the real world, you’ll be paying more taxes. I hear people say this constantly. It is most commonly said to those in…