I was thinking about the phrase "time heals all." It seems like one of those annoying cliche things that you say to someone going through a rough time, one of those things you know is true but doesn't feel like it, but I wonder if anything thinks about why it's really such a sound statement.
Realistically, time doesn't do anything. Time is arbitrary, a social construct that philosophers and scientists and mathematicians have made up to categorize the passing of, for lack of a synonym, time. But, it makes sense that you feel better after some "time" has passed. Obviously, the more time between you and an event, the less attached you are to it. So maybe distance heals all is more rhetorically correct?