Food for Thought Thursday

Okay, here’s another North African proverb; what do you think it means and how does it apply to everyday life?

“Who is brave enough to tell the lion that his breath smells?”

I think this can be applied as a writer. We often come face to face (or laptop to laptop) with confrontation that may involve disagreements or vastly different opinions on a subject we’re passionate about. In any case, the writer shouldn’t feel inferior when expressing their perspective.

Let me know what you think! 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Food for Thought Thursday”

  1. To me this means not being afraid to disagree with somebody who is seen as a boss or senior figure in an organisation or community. Certainly during my working days, I found many members of staff were too frightened to disagree with or challenge a senior manager of the organisation in case they found themselves in trouble for standing up to something they did not agree with.

    1. Hello Hugh,
      In the workplace this happens all the time. I’ve learned that it’s good to establish good principles when you first start out in a job and have a good relationship with management. It can really take you a long way and when you do speak up, you won’t have to worry about backlash. It can be a challenge to speak up on the job, but at times it’s surprising how your message can actually be received well by management. Thanks so much for sharing your thought! 🙂

        1. Yep, that’s one thing I learned over the years. There’s a way you can speak up and be tactful about it.

  2. My take on this saying – it tells us to face fear. We all have fears, usually of a less serious nature then coming face to face with a lion! What we need to learn is the only thing to fear is fear itself, then we can progress in life to our full potential. Thanks for the ‘like’ on my blog!

    1. No problem – I enjoyed it. Thanks for your feedback on the Food for Thought – I definitely agree with your view on it! 🙂

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