Ubude abuphangwa

Bekezela kuze kufike isikhathi esifaneleyo.

English Literal Equivalent: Being tall is something you cannot rush or fast track yourself into.

English Meaning: Do not rush things through. Always wait for the opportune time. Another way to put it is to say; “It pays to be patient”.

Context: There are some things that can be done to enhance the the rate at which the results can be realized. This does not necessarily apply to human developments and growth. Even if one could wish to be taller in a very short space of time, yet the biological development cannot allow such, and will always take its on course resulting in a person attaining a certain height at a time he cannot control or determine. This proverb derives from this phenomenon and suggests that some things will always happen at their own ripe time.

Application: In life there are people who are impatient always wanting to get to certain positions in terms of wealth or other achievements faster than it is ordinarily possible to do so. In such cases people will end up taking short cuts or engaging in illegal activities so as to realize the achievements. The consequences of such illegal engagements or short cuts may be disastrous either to the person or community. This proverbs is therefore intended to warn people against taking short cuts and mainly encourages people to set realistic goals and to always follow set procedures.


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