I find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and across cultures, and speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes like proverbs, can make us think more deeply about something.
Each Thursday, I post a /Proverb or Saying and a Quote that I find thought-provoking. I hope you will too.
A saying today from Norway contributed by Tina over in Vienna that reflects the way I feel about the environment. But as with all proverbs, the interpretation is with the reader.
It’s dangerous to all live on the same balloon, carrying needles. It’s not like you can choose to poke a hole only in your part –from a Norwegian children’s song, where the refrain goes:
Balloons are things you have to be careful with, because they break so easily if they’re not left alone. And how could someone say that half of it is mine, and I’m gonna poke a hole in your half!
If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price –
Something to Ponder About