Beware of the naked man who offers you his clothes

The ‘Boring bug’ has been nominated by “She” to participate in the “three quotes three days challenge”. I express my gratitude and extend my apologies for the delayed response. “She” is a prolific writer and a highly learned individual who is apt in grasping the attention of her readers. Her short stories are enthralling and I would recommend it to people searching for a quality read. *Remember, anything be told, her only request is to remain anonymous. She can be reached at “the door is alarmed“.

As informed alongwith the nomination’ there happens to be a prescription attached to it. The baboon of a personality that I am, I rather find it difficult to adhere to set social norms, rules, and regulations, unless they identify a just mechanism (which in itself is a corroborated thought). In view of the same, I am accepting the following and doing away with the rest of the guidelines [oh heaven(s), hope thou shall forgive me, for I do not know what I am doing or have done]:

1) Thank the person who has nominated me.
2) Post a quote for three consecutive days.

We are all influenced and/or are inspired by the wordings or actions of a people or beliefs which lasts with us for a lifetime. Whether it is the act of the unknown or the socio-religious beliefs which sums up the principles of living. I remember being influenced by one such quote which originated from the African proverb and was made famous by a self-help book of similar name. It stands for:

“Beware of the naked man who offers you his clothes.”

– African Proverb

It is easy to speak, converse and give uncalled advise to people on issues of, but not limited to, love, career or way of living. But contrary to the person’s advise, s/he does not act in a way that agrees with her/his own way of giving. The proverb herein implies that a person should back up the speech with her/his actions.

The proverb is used to call out the hypocrites. Although a friendly advise, motivation and inspiration, and a well-intended statement is never within the ambit of this quote, we ought to recluse in distributing the thoughts unless specifically called for. This might be detrimental to you and/or the person you have given your advice to.

So be wary of those that offer something they themselves have yet to obtain. Someone who has nothing to offer makes an irresistible offer to you, remember, accepting the same shall make you indebted to that someone forever. Think twice before trusting the intentions of that person who is not in the position to give, but freely offers what s/he herself/himself does not have.

What do you think?

by boringbug


3 responses to “Beware of the naked man who offers you his clothes”

  1. Thank you for the lovely introduction. Much appreciated! A nice choice of quote, and probably very true!

    My stories all actually form a larger whole. They are chapters, I suppose rather than self contained stories🤗🤗

    Looking forward to your quote tomorrow.

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    1. The pleasure was mine. I understand and believe that you are framing up a novel through your chapter inspired stories.
      Ah, I decided to opt for few of my favourite quotes.

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    2. That is correct. Perhaps one day I will publish it :)

      Quotes that mean something personally to your life are usually the best :) Lovely job!

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