Paradox Of The Commonly Used Proverbs.

Rishika Shetty
Jun 25, 2019   •  17 views

The proverbs which we have kept on hearing since long has vivid changes on its applicability. There are some proverbs if thought of twice would not be applicaple in today's world. So, these are the paradox of some commonly used proverbs.

All's fair in love and war

Is it? Let's not think about the war but is everything fair in LOVE in today's life? It's hard to think about this! Ironically things may get fair in war but maybe not in love! ⚔️❤️⚔️

Clothes do not make the man

I doubt if in today's world this proverb is applicable! Even if we are not meant to we are bound to judge people through their clothes. Now the proverb must change into "Clothes make the man" indeed! 👨🏻‍💼👩🏻‍💼

Look before you leap

If you start thinking about the consequences all time before you start a thing, you will end up doing nothing! Take risks and move forward! If you keep on thinking and just anticipate things to come easy, you will stand no where.

Practice makes man perfect

Indeed, it would! But not all the time. There might be people who maybe god gifted with perfection on a specific skill and there might also be people who end up being average even after trying hard to be so!

Too many cooks spoil the broth

This proverb says when too many people work on the same thing, it may get spoilt. But there are also proverbs like "Team work is the Dream Work" "Together we are stronger" "Many hands make light work" which itself stands as a paradox to this proverb!

Action speaks louder than words

Probably at that time maybe! But now words are as powerful as actions! Words are one of the powerful forces with humanity. 🖊

Hardwork always pays off

Not all the time, your hardwork would pay off! If you work hard without a pinch of luck not being on your side, maybe the person with lesser hardwork may succeed!

Poverty is not a sin

But in today’s world it definitely is! If richness is not taking you the top then even poverty is not gonna help you either! Because at the end of the day, money is definitely a necessity! 💵

Action speaks louder than words

This is definitely not true in today's world as words are as powerful as actions! A word can inspire conspire and do everything at the same time as it has got a lot of power inbuilt!

The list is definitely not over, there are more proverbs which act paradoxically in today’s life. But I hope these made it clearer!



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Ayush Khanna  •  3y  •  Reply
Amazing 😊 still for love you can do anything knowingly or unknowingly