They show what’s important to the group of people, what is considered good behavior and what is bad behavior. For example, proverbs from farming towns will use a lot of farming language, and fishing villages will talk about the sea.
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That is what this proverb means—if you have the will to meet the problems that are in front of you, there is a way to overcome them. You should wait a few moments and make sure it’s a good idea to jump from that cliff.
So when making a big “jump” in life, make sure you’ve looked at the situation and really understand it before you take a big action.
Messing up your laundry or being late for work is not very important when you consider your entire life.
So it’s important to stay calm and not get angry about tiny problems.
If someone gives you free things or offers to help you do something, you can’t ask for a different color or choose the perfect time in your schedule.
When you receive free help or goods, you should accept what you’re offered—you can’t be picky (a “chooser”) because you’re not paying!