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SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 20 Answers Nov 25, 2012 in Romance & True Love

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"it is" (the second part) is an attempt to short circuit the desc<x>ription without platitudes, judgement errors, flowery desc<x>riptors, sugar coatings, and the like. For instance, the pure devastation of Hurricane Katrina could have been described a thousand ways, but just saying "it is what it is" pretty summed it up as opposed to getting into statistics, blame, causes, or remorse. After seeing a close friend die a long slow death from Alzheimers, we just had to say "it is what it is" -- no words could lessen the impact of the death or make it any better. It was what it is -- a f**king horrible disease, a tragedy that robbed the man of all his faculties such that had he been aware, he would have chosen another road to death.

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acceptance...that some things just are, the result of which cannot be altered

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Omg ...I hate this statement....yea...I want to know...WHAT THE FRAKK IS IT THEN???...ok sorry for my moment of insanity...carry on...

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Something that I have no way of explaning. ;)

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The passage of time.

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Right, now you got it.

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If you have 23 odds and ends laying on a table and 22 of them fall off what are you left with? An odd or and end?

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You can't change the facts. <br />
Things are as they appear to be.<br />
Do the best you can with what you've got.<br />
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"It" generally referring to whatever situation it is people are talking about.

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I never cared for that saying.

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That means, accept the current reality...nothing you can do to change it anyway!

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Invariably the opposite of the other.

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Is it what is it?

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ask former President Clinton what "is" is . . . he seems to have a good grasp of what is means.

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it ... you know, the quintessential existence of itself ... the it that it is is it

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It.

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IT.

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