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We grow up hearing a lot of the same advice over and over—but just because everybody says something doesn't mean it's true. 

In fact, according to a recent Quora thread, a lot of the platitudes we hear are popular because they're comforting, not because they're accurate.

"What are some sweetly comforting things people say that are factually incorrect?" asked one user.

There are over 100 answers, which suggests we're being fed a lot of BS on a daily basis. Here are four of the best ones: