I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader.
Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs, make us think more deeply about something.
Each Friday, I post a Proverb or Saying and a Quote that I find thought-provoking.
I hope you will too.
Continuing with the present theme of Swedish proverbs, I found this thought provoking proverb. Why would a good man cope better? Would not a devious, conniving man, or woman, succeed too? But, of course, there is a price to pay for ill – gotten gains, isn’t there? Is this what the proverb refers to, do you think?
“Bra karl reder sig själv ” –
(A) good man will cope on his own ~ Swedish Proverb
Coping and being self-reliant is a goal many of us have, but failing to cope or, at least, being unhappy might also provide us with opportunities to learn, according to Bill Gates.
“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates
Do you agree with the Microsoft wiz?
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Proverbial Friday – Surely something to ponder about.