“An idle man’s brain is a devil’s workshop”
I still don’t get to the bottom of this proverb. It says an idle man, which means the he is doing nothing, literally nothing. Then if it becomes a devil’s workshop, it means that he’s doing something in “devils” way. This means that he is not idle. Then how can devil setup a workshop there?
“Where there is will, there is a way”
I still do have my very own set of skeptical points regarding this proverb. For example, look at the statement “If I love you, I don’t hate you”. It means that person who hates you doesn’t love you. Similarly, if you are in a situation where there are infinite chances of finding no way at all, it means the chance that you will have “will” are infinitesimally small. Suppose by chance, if you get the will at that particular situation, there should be a way, which contradicts the scenario itself. Then, what does this proverb mean?
“All is fair in love and war”
I feel this is the most corrupted proverb of all time giving you a golden chance to excuse yourself from a difficult situation.
Amrutham had a girl friend and he was very much desperate for her. He loved her like mad and finally on one fine morning, he proposed to her and she accepted it. And they both turned out to be a hard-core romantic couple. As months passed by, he felt that the fire, the charisma, the chemistry that was there earlier wasn’t there now. He hasn’t changed but he felt, may be, she got changed a bit. And on one cloudy day, she came to him and said “Sorry, I don’t love you anymore. I am in love with another person who is more romantic, charismatic, taller, smarter and richer than you. Above all, he loves me more than you do.”
She said and left. He was left alone. Tears started to trickle down for which only the rain drops from the sky above accompanied. He felt dejected. He cried, looked sad, got irritated, and became frustrated. This very person liked this same proverb and in fact, it’s his favorite. Then he shouldn’t have felt like the way he had felt. Moreover, he should feel happy and move on as if nothing had happened. But he didn’t. Does that mean “All is not fair in love”?
Once upon a time in the kingdom of Kakatheeya, there lived a warrior, Yoodha, who was known for his expertise in sword-fighting. He always won whenever there was a competition on sword fighting in Kakatheeya. His opponents say that he fiercely attacks like a tiger on the deer, runs and leaps like a cheetah and has strength of hundred elephants. He always fights with two things in mind, to win the match and to make the opponent never ever again catch the sword. And to achieve them, he always focused to cut the index finger of his opponent so that he couldn’t fight in the match and ever after. Supporting his act, he says “All is fair in love and war and it’s their fate. They shouldn’t feel sad about that.”
And one day, he travelled to another neighboring kingdom to participate in a sword fighting. There he fought against another warrior who is more powerful than him. Yoodha got defeated and he lost his index finger in the same way as he had done for his opponents. He left Kakatheeya like a brave warrior only to be returned as a disheartened loser. He went to King and shared his grief. The King felt sad for him and told that his services are no longer required in the army.
He felt dejected. He cried, looked sad, got irritated, and became frustrated. This very person liked this same proverb and in fact, it’s his favorite. Then he shouldn’t have felt like the way he had felt. Moreover, he should feel happy and move on as if nothing had happened. But he didn’t. Does that means, “All is not fair in war”?
Does this mean “All is not fair in love and war”?