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The Wisdom Of The Peoples

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Proverbs 1: 7: the beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord: the fools despise wisdom and instruction. What is the main characteristic of the Italians? How see the world the Irish and how they behave faced with the challenges of everyday life? Do so see indigenous peoples the passage of time and what is its scale of values in an era in which civilization tends to move its customs and its ancient traditions? Does that mean a door open or closed for the Chinese? There are various forms of study peoples, its people and the way to behave, but there is a thoroughly effective way of approaching its history: proverbs which they believe. The dictionary of the Real Academia Espanola defines it as a sentence, adage or proverb. The ruling, in turn, opinion or seem that someone has or continues, said serious and succinct that it encloses doctrine or morals. Peoples have their own way of seeing the world and a particular scale to rank the values.

The one and the other, are contained in good part in values that transmits to another and this a generation to the next. Let’s make an imaginary journey through several countries and know their culture through proverbs whose inhabitants are pronounced in the pleasant family gatherings; on long trips through the forest or desert, or simply in the classroom where teachers try to become better men and women his disciples. For resident Africans in Uganda the struggle of the strongest ends up affecting the weakest, as it can be seen from his Sage said: when two elephants fight it is the grass that suffers. In Nigeria are very convinced of the need that each who assume their own responsibilities, as it can be inferred from this adage: A goat may not carry the tail of another goat an Afghan adage leads us to conclude that you can only reach the desired goal who works to achieve this. The expression is short and conclusive: the search engine is discoverer. And also the patience is a virtue for this Asian people: If luck is on your side, do by what you apresuras? If it is against you, what you das hurry? The Chinese have an extraordinary richness in this simple and forceful form of wisdom. We choose one single random: the safest door closed is that you can leave open.

Indeed, if a door can be left open, it must be truly secure, according to this wisdom-laden phrase suggests it. Eyes and ears are important organs but with serious differences. This German proverb does not demonstrate how different can be: trust the eyes themselves, trust the ears of others this assertion cannot be read without asking who trust me? Do in what I’ve ascertained? Or what have said me to others? The Hungarians, on the other hand are very clear that not everyone who makes a mistake pays for this. Sometimes we are others who assume the consequences, according to this from the European country phrase: Adam ate the Apple, and we still hurt us wheels to finish this tour visit to Italy and enjoy his inclination to beauty and sensitivity: beauty without goodness is a house without a door, a ship without wind, a spring without water and you do have a favorite proverb?