Is it true that "No good deed goes unpunished"?
- Pat WoodenLv 72 months ago
Sometimes, but certainly not always. It's a very cynical outlook on doing good.
- 2 months ago
No, not at all. It's a humorous phrase people use when they've tried to help someone and their help was met with some type of hostility and not appreciated. I know some people view it as a sarcastic comment but it's intended to be a light and humorous response. That's the way I've always used the phrase and the way I interpret it when anyone else has said it in real life. (That's Life! You can't control how someone else is going to react)
Added - for example, I've used it on Q & A forums when someone gives a heartfelt answer and the person who asked the question goes on the attack. I've said it as a way to break up tension or lighten the mood. Chill....... but most of all to make the person who was being attacked feel better. Laughter is good!
I've also used the phrase to make 'fun' of myself.
Science explains it by saying 'it's human nature - most people tend to recall the bad instead of the good when something bad happens.'
- yLv 73 months ago
In my case, yes. But that's life, one learns to deal with it.