Is there a phrase or word in the English language that describes a statement or a discourse that seems meaningless or so broad it lacks value?
Society grows best when those who plant trees don't expect to sit in shade.
While the sentence is cohesive, I personally find it meaningless. Is there a word to describe this? Saying this statement is trivial wouldn't be correct, as the implications are not obvious.
Basically I'm asking what's a politically correct synonym for saying something is "bullshit".
Another example is this quote
We are prisoners in the present, locked in eternal transition between our past and our future.
Perhaps in context it's meaningful but to arbitrarily say we are prisoners of the present, I personally find is idiotic.