“He who passes by and meddles in a quarrel not his own is like one who takes a dog by the ears.” -Ancient Proverb
You would think most people would know to stay out of other people’s business, as if we don’t have enough problems of our own. You’ve heard it said, “Don’t borrow from tomorrow.” I think it is just as fitting to say, “Don’t borrow trouble from another.” But people do it all the time. This Proverb is classic wisdom. In effect it says, “Let sleeping dogs lie.” Stay out of other people’s affairs and mind your own business. How simple life would be if we tended to our own dilemma’s and let others tend to theirs. Grabbing a dog by the ears only stirs up trouble and the likelihood of you getting bitten greatly increases. Let’s see, try to fix other people’s problems and get bitten in the face or walk on by? Seems like a pretty clear choice. You will help yourself by asking this simple question, “Is this really my problem?” If the answer is no then keep your hands in your pockets and leave the poor dog alone!