My grandmother used to give me advice by tapping into her never-ending supply of “cliché” sayings. In her case, as far as I can remember, those sayings were very true and many resurface in my mind even today.
She used to say:
“Not everything that shines is gold.” In one simple phrase, she tried to warn me from prematurely judging people and opportunities, especially those wrapped in a shimmering cover. She wanted me to look beyond the surface.
She also used to say: