A Bird In Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush by @euclid49; 26/07/2021.
I have came to your doorstep once again in this week to share with you food for thought. This week, my message is A BIRD IN HAND WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH
A bird in hand is worth two in the bush is a saying used in the ancient era and the present days too. It simply explained it self as things we already have are more valuable than what we hope to get. Let analyse this scenario and deduce idea and knowledge from it. This was a conversation between two people
Ama: Why did you turn down your current job when you don't have anything concrete in hand at the moment
Kofi: Well, I'm well confident I will land one of the two jobs I have interviewed for the last week dear old friend Ama. And they are better than this work I was doing in the previous time.
Ama: In my opinion, you shouldn't taken it. because A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.
In the following week kofi made a statement
I should have listen to your advice, now I'm jobless.
LESSON FROM THIS SCENARIO
- Many people are in their difficult time in life because of a decision they took which has lead to that. According to research an average person do not cherish and appreciates whatever he or she has in life but rather hope to achieve what he cannot use his two hands to acquire. It is better to keep what you have (BIRD) than to risk getting more and ending with nothing(two birds which are out of our reach)
- There is a theory in Investment that state that Investors prefer the certainty of dividend payments to the possibility of substantially higher future capital gains. The theory was developed as a counterpoint, which maintain that investor do not care where their returns come from. So here the Capital gain investing represent the " The two birds in hands" side of the adage. Investors chase capital gains because there is a possibility that those gains may be large but it is equally possible that capital gain may be also nonexistent,worse or even negative. So please let hold on what little we have now and build on it rather losing all of our assets.
- When we read the scenario critically, we can see that Kofi was over-ambitious of the work. One things I have understood by nature is that, when all things are being equal, all your aims can be achieved but we live in the world of uncertainty. Kofi was expecting that at least one of the job will work perfectly for him. But in the end he was left with nothing in hands.
According to the book of Ecclesiastes 6: 9-4
9: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush; mere dreaming of nice things is foolish;it is chasing the the wind
10: All things are decided by fate; it was know long ago what each man would be; so there's no use arguing with God about your destiny;
11: The more words you speak, the less they mean, so why bother to speak at all.
This was some of the words wrote by King Solomon in the Bible.
It is better to hold onto what you have than to risk losing it by trying to get something better