Posted by Bob on December 01, 2002
In Reply to: Meaning of the phrase "Don't take yourself so seriously" posted by mike on December 01, 2002
: I would greatly appreciate it if someone can explain the exact meaning of the phrase "Don't take yourself so seriously"
It's advice, usually unsolicited, from person A to person B, when A believes that B has become so self-involved and wrapped up in petty personal problems that B has lost perspective. B can either regard this as helpful counsel, or, more often, as meddling. Nevertheless, it is usually wise to keep a wider perspective: whatever your personal concerns, there are at least a billion people in China who don't care.