A bird which one has got in the hand is always more valuable that two or three birds which await one in the bush. That is so because, the birds in the bush can always fly away and leave the person with nothing while the one in his hand cannot escape. So if the person lets the bird in his hand go free and tries to catch those in the bush, they may also fly away leaving him a complete loser. It is always wise to utilize whatever opportunity is at hand than look forward to some other opportunity that may come in future with more advantages. It is better to be satisfied with whatever change is there and make the most out of it than wait for a better one which may never come. This applies to people also. Those who are near to us and willing to help are more valuable friends that those who are away. Those who are away might not be willing to help at all. So it is foolish to reject whatever help is at hand. The wise man always relies on the present instead of laying his hopes on future gains.