What is your interpretation of A BIRD IN THE HAND BEATS TWO IN THE BUSH ?

Dallas, Texas
July 12, 2016 7:15pm CST
I once read this proverb. It has many references online. The actual word for word phrase goes as follows: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Below are a few of them: 1. http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/a-bird-in-the-hand.html 2. https://www.coursehero.com/file/pa2rb1/a-A-bird-in-the-hand-is-worth-two-in-the-bush-b-The-only-difference-between-the/ It is a good Aesop's Fable and one that is used in many ways to educate people about living life based on what our own resources allow us instead of trying to get things that are beyond our means. Such as living within our means with what we have instead of living on credit and becoming forever in debt. What is your take on this particular proverb or words of wisdom?
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush is the moral of Aesop's Hawk and the Nightingale fable. Learn more.
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@bunnybon7 (36460)
• Holiday, Florida
13 Jul 16
you got the right interpretation i believe. mom also used to say , don't count your chickens before they hatch, which is kind of the same meaning. lol
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• Dallas, Texas
13 Jul 16
Yea and don't put the cart before the horse. Good answer.
@Mike197602 (13459)
• Worcester, England
13 Jul 16
My interpretation is be happy with what you've got rather than going after something you may never get. Or maybe simply don't be greedy
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• Dallas, Texas
13 Jul 16
An excellent interpretation.
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@Mike197602 (13459)
• Worcester, England
13 Jul 16
@lookatdesktop thanks it's actually quite a nice thing to live by. Similar to the grass is always greener on the other side...when we all know that isn't the case it's just our skewed perception of how things are.
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• Dallas, Texas
13 Jul 16
@Mike197602 , and the thing is, these quotes were popular then as they are as they are relevant to us today. Such wisdom from the ages.
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@corvinus (158)
• Philippines
13 Jul 16
I think it's better to be satisfied with the things you have rather than to gamble on something that's hard to achieve.
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• Dallas, Texas
13 Jul 16
That is a very good comment.
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