The bigger , the better! is not always the case!

@Fulltank (2894)
Philippines
October 19, 2009 5:14pm CST
I heard this phrase most of the time with friends and colleagues. But does this phrase really correct all the times. Can you state a situation, objects, materials, tools, things or events that proves this phrase to be wrong?
7 responses
@getbrowser (1715)
• China
19 Oct 09
As far as I know, The meaning of this proverb is opposite to that of "Good things come in small packages." You use this proverb to say that if something is bigger than others, it is better. In my country, there is a proverb that says the student surpasses the teacher. That is to say, the bigger is not always the better. When it comes to the well-known saying, it is not true absolutely. There are many phenomenon that tell me that the smaller, the better. Have a nice day.
@Fulltank (2894)
• Philippines
20 Oct 09
yeah, I know that its not always the case. can you sight other examples that proves bigger is not always the better?
@mynestegg (520)
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
A bigger tummy - so not good... unless you are pregnant. That's the only excuse someone should have if they have a big tummy. A pimple! A pen you can't even put your fingers around. DEBT! Oh there are a lot of things that aren't better when bigger.
@Fulltank (2894)
• Philippines
20 Oct 09
tummy is most men don't want to be big. and you're right, debt too.
• Philippines
20 Oct 09
okay, here goes: 1. A bigger debt, is never better. 2. A bigger family, is not always good, specially if you don't even earn a decent living from your job. 3. A bigger storm is definitely not a good thing. Specially after what our country has gone through. 4. A bigger tax deduction for income tax is never good. .... I guess I'm stopping there.
• New Zealand
19 Oct 09
Interesting question and very timely coz I just watched Clifford, The Big Red Dog and that's the episode all about. Clifford and his friends love to play. Since Clifford is the biggest he's the one who always runs fast, jumps high and throws far. T-bone, a little dog, simply envy him for what he can do. However, when they played hide and seek, Clifford can't hide his entire body so he got "it". T-bone then realized it's not always good to be big.
@se7enthbird (8322)
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
yes that is true and i will agree with that. if you will but a cake than the bigger the better so everyone can have a good piece. but when it comes to other things like a mobile phone. the bigger ones looks cool but it is no longer that handy like the small ones. it all depends on how are you going to use tools, like if you have big screwdrivers and the screws are small then that wont be of any help for you
• United States
19 Oct 09
Alright now, This is a loaded question because in some instances bigger IS better. Like a nice fat slice of watermelon on a hot Kentucky day. Or....say a present when your 5 years old. The biggest and best is of course a big FAT paycheck. But if you wanna know what does NOT fit that phrase i would say a lie. A big lie is much much harder to get out under then a small white one. If you disagree with me lets think about it. A lie is something that is told when someone is not brave enough to let the truth out. When it is small someone can go and tell the truth and correct the wrong or even just...let it ride. But it a great BIG FAT Juicy lie now something like that can ruin your life, so don't lie ya'll you might regret it :)
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
The bigger my problems are, the less chances of solving them will be. The bigger the tools are, the less chances that I can fix my watch, The bigger the volume of water in a flood, the less chances of survival, The bigger the amount of heat put in cooking meat, the longer it takes to make them tender. Offhand, these are what I think of, there may be more. And yes, the bigger my furniture are, the less space I have to move around, it will be uncomfortable squeezing myself everytime I move. enjoy life!