Too much of anything is good for nothing...

Too much of anything is good for nothing.

To err is human to forgive divine.
Forgiveness is the best revenge.

It is very easy to take revenge but it is very difficult to forgive others. It needs a broad and great heart. Because of the material world we live in, it is common for a person to err but forgiveness is an attribute of god. In taking revenge we all become equal but in not taking revenge we sometimes more than the people surrounding us. Thus this proverb teaches us to forgive the person who does some harm to us and not to take revenge upon him or not try to harm him in more severe manner than he does in return. Forgiveness is the best form of taking revenge as it makes him suffer from a sort of humiliation.

A man decides to take revenge upon others when one is badly hurt by his friends or by his relatives. One gets angry when a person goes against him or does some harm and loses the mental balance and takes revenge upon him. Instead of taking revenge in the imbalance of mind if one pardons the person who does harm, the latter will suffer from a kind of humiliation. Jesus was crucified for going contrary to the accepted opinion at that time. After crucified he prayed to god almighty forgive them as they did not know what they were doing. When we forgive others who did wrong to us, we are also forgiven by God. Similarly when Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse he said, “Don’t harm him." Because, forgiveness is a sign of greatness of a man.

Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Too much of anything is good for nothing.

This famous proverb literally means that when many cooks are engaged to prepare the broth they will spoil it instead of making it delicious as every cook will cook it according to his own taste and talent. Similarly, consuming or carrying anything too much beyond certain limit will affect bad consequences instead the good result.

When the broth is to be prepared, one is to appoint appropriate number of cooks required according to the quantity and quality of the broth needed. In the similar manner when one loads things of even light weight one must be keenly careful on the quantity to be loaded, not to exceed the capable limit. Similarly when a project is started it should be carried out under the guidance of one main brain. If many persons do the same project they will all use their own ideas and disturb the project. Their ideas may lead to failure. Then nobody bears the responsibility for failure blaming others. It is meaningless and difficult to blame for the damage done to the project. It is not the case of the bigger projects alone but it is widely seen in domestic affairs. When a decision is to be taken or an affair is to be solved, everyone suggest his own idea. If one takes the advice of many brains he will surely spoil his game.

The well-known Tamil poet and sage Thiruvalluvar has said a statement to illustrate this proverb. The feather of the peacock is of lightweight. Yet, if the light weighing feathers are loaded beyond the limit on a cart, the pivot of the cart will get broken. Similarly a student should study his subjects one by one and day by day. If he tries to study all the subjects at the same time he will get confused and so he cannot excel in the examination.

So, when the adequacy is exceeded then everything will get collapsed and thereby spoilt.

Too much of anything is good for nothing.


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