A Proverb on What the Fox Says

The fox who couldn’t reach the grapes said they were sour.

Local Oral Tradition

What does the fox say? Well, in this proverb he criticizes something he himself has been unable to experience. Naysayers are often like this, but really, we can all sometimes lean this way. Our critique can come from a place of frustrated envy, rather than from a place of wisdom and experience. A better way is to humbly admit that we haven’t had the pleasure of said experience and then to defer to those who have.

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