A popular sub-theme with this would be the "would you or wouldn't you" game when it comes to whether or not you would remain part of the working world. This leads in to our first "commonplace" phrase that irritates the Hell out of me:
"Work like you don't need the money" -- Uh......what??? If I didn't need money, my happy ass wouldn't be working AT ALL. I would become a nomad....travelling the world from one end to the other.
"Everything happens for a reason" -- This is a no brainer, and therefore a stupid and pointless phrase. Bad things happen to good people, and bad things happen to bad people. Good things also happen to good people, and good things happen to bad people. Shit just happens.
"Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels" -- Okay....who actually says this??? I mean, seriously; I would write an ENTIRE post on the things that taste better than skinny feels. Also, you don't have to be skinny to "feel good". (Which, again, is probably a post unto itself).
"Blood is thicker than water" -- there really is a difference between being "related" and being "family". Having the same genes as somebody doesn't automatically equal a free pass to being important.
"Money is the root of all evil" -- Now, this is just a flat out lie. People are the root of all evil. Don't blame your shitty attitude/actions on anyone/anything other than yourself.