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January 14, 2009

Quote of The Day


Les poussins apprenant à voler, voleront et y percheront. (French)


A child of the kwale bird learns how to fly



The kwale bird hatches its nestling on the ground. This takes place normally during the rainy season. Because they can perch the parents of the nestling always searches for food for it. Since the nestling cannot perch it is always stationed at the nest and waits for food from its parents.


Hence the nestling is dependant on its parents until it starts to perch. This is why the parents urge it's young one to perch so that it can find its own food and thus ensure its own future.
The meaning of this Tonga proverb is that you need to learn to work for your own future self reliance and sustainability. This proverb is used to encourage the youth to work for their own living. It is used to encourage lazy children who always sit at home and never bother to go and work in the fields or never look for employment.


It is now difficult to have everything in one village or one area. One has to go out to get the needs of the family. It is in going out that an individual prepares for his or her future. Therefore our future is taken care of by our present actions. Hence education and learning are very important for any person so that the future can be assured.

3 comments:

LongHairDontCare said...

see, i need to show this to one of my good friends...her son is...well, he's almost 20, lives in his momma's basement, no job and ain't in school...

i think i've said enough.

:0/

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

u write well. a shoe fetish i see
LMAO. nice blog hope u don’t mind the drive by, do chk me out one day

rawdawgbuffalo and if u like what u read, maybe u will come back, even Blog Roll Me

glennishamorgan said...

Those birds are beautiful.

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