Several years ago, I created ‘Proverbial Friday’ on my blog. I became fascinated with traditional proverbs and sayings, their metaphorical layers and the many different interpretations found within just a few, succinct words. I marveled at their ability to transcend race, religion, opinions and age. Mostly anonymous, proverbs are a portal through time to generations past and echo a diverse range of cultures. They speak, to me, of the experiences of many lessons learnt and the wisdom from thousands of lives already lived. Not only that, but they offer us knowledge; knowledge that is passed to us in much the same way relay runners might pass a baton. Once it’s handed over, it is up to us what we do with it and how we pass it on.
Weekly Quotes – On Learning
The more I awaken, the less I desire to fit in
This quote appears to encourage individuality, but then I read this which contradicts the first in some way…..
“People who are truly effective,
didn’t get there by chilling out.”
The first quote praises inventiveness, initiative and creativity, sullying the notion of collaboration and conformity.
The second quote gives us a reference to hard work and not quitting?
I suppose it depends on what you consider “effective” might be.
What do you think?
Are these sayings too subjective to be constructive suggestions for us?
Weekly Proverb – On Learning
Quotes, like proverbs, make us think more deeply about something.
Keep learning because knowledge is the key to power ~ Polish Proverb
I invite you to join in the discussion, by leaving a comment.
Because everyone’s opinion is important.
What is yours?
Proverbial Friday – Something to Ponder About