An old African proverb says “The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth.” What is a real-life example of this quote?

An old African proverb says “The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth.” What is a real-life example of this quote?

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  1. It’s not an African proverb, it’s first known “African reference” was from the movie “Black Panther”. It’s from Celt Poet Michael Meade (Men and the Water of Life, 1993), and there are historical variations in both the Bible and ancient Greek proverbs.

  2. It explains the “nurture” part of child development very well and highlights the importance we all have to it, even when we don’t know them. It’s for this reason we should always try to give children and youth positive experiences when dealing with them (like say, in the service industry). We get to decide if we want to add a positive influence or a negative one into who they’ll become.

  3. Many wars most notably WWII, tmstarted after sanctioning and economically crippling a country.

    Most revolutions start when people are most downtrodden and hungry. Famine and drought and the upper class not helping it usually the tipping point.

  4. Donald Trump.

    He has always been a laughingstock and joke in NYC, among serious business people, and the wealthy as a whole. Just about everything he does is in service of his fragile ego and an attempt to “show them all”.

  5. life, if someone is bullied they will come back and ruin everyone else’s life, because they want to see what reaction caused them to be so mean

  6. Of course when it’s not their village but they are demanding acceptance they tend to burn it down anyways and then try and make it their own.

    N. Shadows

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