Well looky here — I found this post sitting in my drafts. The daily prompt thing is way over. But here it is anyway:
I occasionally check out the Daily Prompts blog and was intrigued by this one:
“Click over to your favorite blog, and pick out the 4th and 14th words (that aren’t “the” or “an”). Drop them into this phrase:
“_____ is the new _____.”
There’s your post title. Now write!
So, this is what I came up with (leaving out useless words):
Con is the new excited.
Con is the new excited. How can I expand upon this? The definition of the word con is this, (one of many, apparently): to persuade by deception, cajolery, etc.
The definition of the word excited: to arouse or stir up (emotions or feelings).
For the purposes of writing this post, let’s flip it around: Excited is the new con.
Now, let’s use antonyms just for fun: disenchanted is the new honesty. There it is. It’s really quite true, isn’t it? To become disenchanted is to rid yourself of an illusion; to become completely honest with yourself.
This is always harder than it sounds, am I right?