Few incentives left for the cynic.
As a girl, I often heard these idioms that I eventually classified as overused:
Reach for the stars. Follow your heart. Dream big. You can do anything.
As an aging body, I sneer at the individuals that call fantasy ‘reality.’
Early to bed. Early to rise. Makes a man sputter nothing but lies.
Chaotically chasing carrots when the real root is elsewhere.