A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE
This proverb advises us to be prudent . Timely action often prevents some great loss or harm that could occur in the future . If there is a small rent in your garment , you would be wise to put in some timely stitches . If you let it be and put off the repair of the garment , the rent will turn into a large hole and finally , the garment will become absolutely useless and impossible to wear . If a crack in the embankment of a river is not repaired in time , the water will keep on seeping through , the crack will widen and might even result in large – scale flooding .
It is the same with all situation affecting humans and their actions . As soon as one observes that something is wrong ,one should take immediate steps to rectify the situation . If one sits by and dose nothing , the situation will worsen and then might turn so bad that massive efforts will have to be taken in order to put the situation right .
As Benjamin Franklin has said , “Never leave till tomorrow what you can do today .” The simple problem that you leave untackled today will develop into a situation that might require enormous efforts to deal with tomorrow . Tackle the problem as soon as you see it . It will save you plenty of time , money , misery and heartburn in the future .
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