Foot size doesn’t matter

Let me give you another phrase from the movie Frozen.

Kristoff is shocked when he finds out that Anna has gotten engaged to someone she just met. He asks a lot of questions about that guy; his name, favorite food, even foot size. And Anna says, “Foot size doesn’t matter.”

Let’s focus on the word “matter”, which is a verb in this case.

If something matters, it’s important. If something matters to you, it’s important for you. So, foot size doesn’t matter means foot size is not important.

Let’s say you are five minutes late. It doesn’t sound very important. Maybe not. But in some cases, five minutes do matter. You could miss your flight. You could miss your job opportunity. Then it does matter, doesn’t it?

NOTE: The original story was first published in December 2019.

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