We're accustomed to thinking that if something is a famous saying (or said by the likes of Plato or Aristotle) that IT MUST BE TRUE.
well, not today.
Growing up in Athens, I often heard this saying thrown around, and frankly I totally bought it:
Η καλή μέρα απ' το πρωί φαίνεται.
In case Greek is not your forte, let me elaborate. You see this statement simply says that a good day can be predicted by what your morning looks like. So if you're having a good morning, awesome! Your whole day is about to be great. If not, be forewarned.
My morning started with fuming up the house by forgetting pans in the oven as I rushed to get my grammas tater torts in. Oopsie. Followed by loser drivers hoking at me as soon as I got on the highway. AND I'm not gonna lie, for a split second this saying came to my mind and I kind of freaked out by what this "doomed" day would bring me!
And then it hit me.
I don't buy it.
The reason this saying "works" is because after your first or second mess up, you EXPECT a third---- and thus, get it. Leading up to a 4th and 5th, and lastly a bad day and eons later, a very misleading saying.
Sorry Plato, not all sayings are golden, and not all days are determined by early morning bloopers.