What does "It is what it is" mean to you?

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by Hoaxster, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Re: A liberal finally admits: abortion is murder!

    I would not call it my favorite but it is in my signature and within my ability to operate in the real world, it defines the best approach to live in that real world.

    I've been around a lot of unhappy people in my life who were stressed out because they can not control the world and make it fit to their model that they think the world should be.

    For the most part, I dismiss these people from my consideration and stay away from them as much as possible. If they want to be stressed - so be it. I do not let them pull me into their downward spiral of frustration and angst. JMO
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2009
  2. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Re: A liberal finally admits: abortion is murder!

    That actually sounds like an old center manager of mine. Problem was, I couldn't stay away from him:sad-little:.
    Personally I like the phrase "it is what it is". To me it indicates an acceptance of reality, something which is too often in short supply. Another good one is "You are what you repeatedly do."
     
  3. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Re: A liberal finally admits: abortion is murder!

    IT IS WHAT IT IS. I used it a little differently than hoaxster did. Depends on how you define "is" in my case. It might appear to me one way and it might appear to someone else differently. I couldn't get a handle on it but just like I don't know if there is a pencil or pen in the closed drawer, whatever is there , it is what it is. Is you is or is you not getting what I be saying? Cause I sure as heck aint.
     
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Re: A liberal finally admits: abortion is murder!

    That is consistent with my usage ... What ever is in the drawer is reality ... if I wanted it to be a pen and it turned out to be a pencil, it is what it is - a pencil.
     
  5. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Re: A liberal finally admits: abortion is murder!

    I lost my line of thought in my previous post( I got the dizzie ISsies) I did manage to get one point made and thank you for adding to it hoax. My other point, it is like a parable expressed in the bible. Multiple meanings on multiple levels, but it is what it is to the reader. One thinks it means xyz, the other thinks it means a,b,c. I posted that post about the aborting of less than desireable children(and that designation was made by the parents or mother , not me) and stated it is what is as in you make of it what you will.
     
  6. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Goddarn it Hoax, you started another thread and I didn't even notice it. GENIE, GENIE, get back into the bottle.
     
  7. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

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  8. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    I use it to describe what I am dealing with and what is facing the customer, facts that are not able to be argued with.

    Sir, the landscaper put in substandard equipment, equipment that if you want me to fix what is wrong with the pond, we will not be able to reuse. It is what it is.

    Now, if you want me to fix the problem, we can, no problem.

    So usually when I use it, it deals with what the facts are, they are what they are, unembellished.

    Then we work to solve the issues dealing with those facts.

    Does that make sense?

    d
     
  9. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    I think the expression basically means what it seems to mean.:happy-very:
     
  10. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    yup.

    my friend uses the term in place of "we can agree to disagree" . When he says "it is , what it is" , he means that we can both call it different things and we might both valid points, but in the end, it is what is actually is. Very simple Example: From a distance we might see a writing instrument being used by someone on the second floor by the window. I say it is a pencil, he says it is a pen. We argue back and forth but can't get any closer to prove to the other person what it is . He'll then say "it is what it is"., , partly also because it really ain't that important.
     
  11. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I think Danny got it with this quote, "So usually when I use it, it deals with what the facts are, they are what they are, unembellished".
     
  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    That explains why my wife does not get this concept.
     
  13. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    So you haven't coaxed your wife into joining yet? :wink2:
     
  14. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    It takes a lot of hoax coaxing to get her to join ... I'll let you know!?!? She will not fly United either.
     
  15. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I wonder just how hard you coax. :wink2: You might have to change some of your postings if she were to read them. :pet:
     
  16. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    What does any of this have to do with "UPS Discussions" forum? I don't see UPS mentioned in any of these posts. OK, correct me if I'm wrong.

    "United Parcel Service related topics"
     
  17. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Race

    Hoax is a Mod. This is his thread. It is on the UPS forum.

    Therefore it is what it is.:wink2:

    For better or worse.

    d
     
  18. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Oh, sorry. Maybe I should be a self-appointed MOD. Sorry, again. I'll bow out.
     
  19. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Re: A liberal finally admits: abortion is murder!

    is your signature geared toward work life or life in general????
     
  20. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it.
    Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion.
    Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare.
    Impossible is potential.
    Impossible is temporary.
    Impossible is nothing