A Proverb (from Latin: proverbium) is a simple and concrete saying, popularly known and repeated, that expresses a truth based on common sense or the practical experience of humanity.
A stitch in time saves nine. Let us see the true value. How much does this really have to do with
sewing...Sure it works for the seamstress...Hence: Sew the hole up before it gets worse. But this applies to thousands of other things. So thinking its’ application in sewing only is mostly a mistake. That was not why the proverb created.
The true name of this proverb is: “Discipline will make your life easier”...or fix the problem when it starts or pay the consequence later. And this is all self evident and we all know it to be true. But that is not the true problem. The true problem is that these words are just a mere signpost just as one would find on a street corner. It has no or little value unless you take action. YOU must do it, and then do it again and then again until its’ value can be seen and felt. Only then does it deliver you from your trouble. So in fact this proverb is no more than a signpost in disguise. It seeks to prevent you from becoming your own worst enemy.
But it demands that YOU go down the road lest nothing be resolved...Not once but many times. So I can ascertain that for the most part the words are meaningless for they just impart a particular direction and the action is in fact everything. So in fact you can’t learn it unless you do it.
And you have known that all along...So there is in fact nothing I can say that would make a difference. It’s all up to you.