“Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.”
Have you ever given someone multiple chances and realized their apology meant nothing because there was not changed behavior? I was always told a wise saying “A leopard never changes his spots.”
Which as a child I couldn’t quite understand. I just assumed it was animal facts, but with growth and life experiences, there’s lessons.
Below sort of explains how it works.
According to Ginger software :
The phrase “a leopard never changes its spots” means that it’s impossible for one to change their character, even if they will try very hard. The expression, sometimes also used as “a leopard can’t change its spots”, is used to explain the idea that no one can change their innate nature.
There have been multiple times where I picked emotions over facts, and I hate that I did that. No matter how much you love someone, you have to look at them for who they are. That’s their character, and its very rare people work on their character flaws.
Throughout my years of life, I’ve noticed that most of the people I let go, who I’ve given second chances to always let me down again because they didn’t fix said behavior, and words never matched with actions. Thus leaving me to believe that it really was just manipulation.
Wearing a False Mask
So, after my post on regrets, I wanted to remind you all about people who wear a false mask. What I am talking about is a figure of speech. This saying is about people who pretend to be one person but are a completely different person. I’m not saying that all people fall in this group. I’m about to mention but this fits that group so well. A group of people that are known to wear a mask when meeting you. They love presenting themselves asa knight in shining armor just to reel you in but once they have you, they show you the real them. Tragic
There’s so many saying I heard as a child, but didn’t understand until I experienced them. You should learn a few.
What do you all think? What’s your favorite idiom? Let me know in the comments below.
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