In Cameroon, a proverb says, “Better little than too little.” This proverb has three main takeaways:
- Don’t be afraid to start small – you can always build on what you have.
- It’s better to give than to receive.
- Quality over quantity.
This proverb is an incredible reminder for all of us that it’s never too late to start something new and that we should always focus on quality over quantity. Keep reading to learn more about this proverb and what it can teach us!
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The Proverb says: “Better little than too little.”
Today’s proverb reminds us to prioritize quality over quantity. It may be tempting to have a lot of something, but if the things we have are inferior or inadequate, it ultimately does us no good. For example, instead of buying a pile of cheap clothing that quickly falls apart, it may be wiser to invest in a few high-quality pieces that will last for years. In relationships, it can also be beneficial to focus on deeper connections with a few individuals rather than superficial connections with many people. Ultimately, this proverb encourages us to strive for excellence and choose substance over superficiality.
1. Don’t be afraid to start small – you can always build on what you have
The proverb first teaches us not to be afraid to start small. Often, we can be discouraged from starting something because we feel like we don’t have enough resources or knowledge. However, this proverb reminds us that it’s always better to start small and build on what we have rather than do nothing.
2. It’s better to give than to receive
The second thing the proverb teaches us is that giving is better than receiving. It reminds us to be generous with our time, energy, and resources. When we give of ourselves, we not only make the world a better place, but we also feel good inside.
3. Quality over quantity
Finally, the proverb teaches us that quality is more important than quantity. We should remember this in all areas of our lives, whether it’s the food we eat, the clothes we wear, or the relationships we cultivate. When we focus on quality over quantity, we are sure to live happier and healthier lives.
This Cameroonian proverb is a fantastic reminder to focus on quality over quantity in all areas of our lives. The next time you’re feeling discouraged or unsure of yourself, remember these three things: 1) don’t be afraid to start small – you can always build on what you have; 2) it’s better to give than to receive, and 3) quality over quantity!
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