change the official meaning of the phrase "don't cry over spilled milk"

change the official meaning of the phrase "don't cry over spilled milk"

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brenda ramirez started this petition to idk the dictionary or something??

When you google what the official meaning of the phrase "don't cry over spilled milk" is all the websites say something along the lines of there's no point in being upset over something that has already happened and cannot be changed. And I think that's incorrect. My whole life I have thought the phrase meant don't cry over something that's insignificant and overall stupid asf. Today I found out that I have been "wrong" about this and I feel completely uncomfortable with this information. 

Reasons why I'm correct and everyone else is wrong:

1. When you actually spill milk the solution is pretty simple. Paper towels. So to say that there is nothing that can be done or changed is just wrong. You very easily can clean up the spilled milk, which leads me to my next point. 

2. The fact that the solution to having spilled milk is so basic and clear means it is unimportant. If the solution is that easy, is the problem really that big of a deal?  NO! So why in the world are we treating spilled milk of importance. 

3. The definition I have come up with talks about the insignificance of spilled milk whilst the current one treats it as if it is a life-changing event, and we all know that it's not. Due to this, some other people have become victims of misunderstanding the phrase. My friend Julie has bravely come forward and confessed that she has also been misinterpreting the phrase. This is why my definition should be the one used from this point out.

4. Using the phrase as its current definition seems a bit harsh. If I was venting to a fellow peer about my mom dying and they responded like "Don't cry over spilled milk." I would be quite upset. Because yes, I can't change what happened, but also it does seem brutal and ineffective in helping me feel better.

5. Using the phrase with my definition would be like me ranting about McDonald's forgetting my 10th chicken nugget and my friend replying with "Don't cry over spilled milk.". I think it would humble me and make me realize that it is not that important in the long run. I will probably forget about this experience soon so why be upset over it, right?

I'm finished citing my reasons and I hope I have persuaded someone out there to sign this petition to help me solve this problem. Thank you for taking the time to read this regardless of whether you sign this or not(although I really hope you do.)

-Brenda M. Ramirez

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