Advice: Meaning Of ‘Don’t Bite The Hand That Feeds’

Hello Everyone!

How is your Wednesday going, peeps!? Despite the snow/sleet mess that’s going on today, I’m grateful that it’s another quiet on my jobsite today. Please don’t forget to connect with my son John Collazo on his social media that is under his name for his “Call To Action Marketing” #CTAMarketing brand that he is building. For this blog post, I’m sharing with you another piece of Quora advice that I found to be both amusing and rather interesting. This subject is on the metaphor known as, “don’t bite the hand that feeds” you. Have you ever heard this phrase being uttered before? I know I have heard it quite a few times in my life. The person usually saying the phrase is warning me to not be foolish and instead be more strategic with my move. I very much believe in being strategic and not do anything to harm myself. Another term to use is, “don’t burn your bridges”. The idea is that once you burn the bridge, you can’t cross back to get to the the other side as easily as when the bridge was still in place. While I know most Americans are very familiar with this phrase, I would hate to assume that all of the people in the world also know of these phrases. I’d love to hear a similar phrase that is used in your country to convey the same message. Let me know your society’s saying down the comment section below. If you disagree with my interpretation, let me know how you would interpret it? I would be very interested in your take if it is the total opposite of mine. Please read the posed question and my response down below:

POSED QUESTION:

“What is the meaning of the phrase “don’t bite the hand that feeds”?”

By Rose Anne Campbell

MY RESPONSE:

“Let’s look at the origin of this phrase. This phrase, known as an idiom, was used as early as 600 BC as by the Greek poet Sappho. Its earliest known recorded use in English is 1711 by writer Joseph Addison. The expression draws on the metaphor of a dog biting its master from Aesop’s Fables. If a dog bites it’s master, the dog runs the possibility of being kicked out to the streets. The dog runs the risk of being forced to find it’s own resources. This becomes a hardship if resources are scarce or even nonexistent. This is why it’s wise and rather strategic for a dog to not bite the master’s hand. Life is about going the distance and being strategic with how you navigate through life with the least amounts of hardships as possible. Doing things intentionally that hurt your resources is rather foolish. This is my interpretation of the phrase. I wish you much success and luck with your life path. #ConstructionTales #VerballyDisastrous”

By Leslie M. Jasper

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-meaning-of-the-phrase-dont-bite-the-hand-that-feeds/answer/Leslie-Jasper-3?prompt_topic_bio=1

You are very much appreciated for hooking me up with a slice of your time to read my blog post today. Let me know your thoughts on my position? How do you handle folks that bite off the hands that feed them? I’m interested in hearing some foolishly wild stories on this topic. Now, you are aware by now that I’m not professing to have the best answer. I’m only offering a viewpoint that may not have been previously considered. Let me know your take down in the comment section below since other opinions are encouraged and embraced here on my website/blog. I’m sharing my latest (8) podcast episodes that come from The Verbally Disastrous Podcast, via links for Spotify & YouTube down below. If you read a Kindle, check out my newest short story release that belongs to my Construction Tales-Told By A Woman Kindle Vella Library short story series on Amazon down below. This new short story #11 is entitled, “Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools”. This short story covers my life as a widowed, single mother in the era when I juggled both motherhood and my career as a journeywoman electrician. The previous short story is #10 is entitled, “Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice”. If anyone has read any of my other previous short stories, by all means, let me know what you think? Check out the links for my book #ConstructionTales down below. I’m here at work bored so I’m delivering some reading content to you. Have a great Wednesday since we are now in the middle of the work/home week day grind. I wish you a great morning/afternoon/evening on your side of the globe and a restful or productive day!

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Here is the link to the Verbally Disastrous Podcast on Spotify:

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Verbally Disastrous Season #1, Ep. #41: Part A- Working On The Railroad With The Tools As A Chick! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous Season #1, Ep. #42: Part B- Working On The Railroad With The Tools As A Chick! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous! Season #1, Episode #43: Part A- Tramping In Cali! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous! Season #1, Episode #44: Part B- Tramping In Cali! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous! Season #1, Episode #45: Part C- Tramping In Cali! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous! Season #2, Episode #46: Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice On YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous Podcast! S#2, Ep. #47: Part A- Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous Podcast! S#2, Ep. #48: Part B- Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools on YouTube:

I recently shared my latest short story that has been loaded up to my Construction Tales-Told By A Woman Kindle Vella Library on Amazon. This is short story #11 entitled, “Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools”. This short story covers my life as a widowed, single mother in the era when I juggled both motherhood and my career as a journeywoman electrician. I share the various challenges I faced and lessons learned along the way. The previous short story is entitled: #10: “Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice”. I decided to write about some life lessons such as guarding your personal information, managing nasty rumors, combating sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and racism. Overall, the construction culture has improved dramatically over the past 25-years. Developing both a thick skin and a sharp tongue are key tools needed to survive various jobsite antics. I hope you learn something from this short story. There are more to come. These short stories are now also available as Verbally Disastrous podcast episodes.

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Cheers!
Leslie M. Jasper

-Author And Host of the #VerballyDisastrous podcast now alive on many platforms that include: Acast, Amazon Music, Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Castbox, Deezer, Google Podcasts, I Heart Radio, Listen Notes, Overcast, Pandora Podcasts, Player FM, Pocket Casts, Pod Bean, Podchaser, Podcast Addict, Podcast Gang, Radio Public, Reason, Soundcloud, Soundtrap, Spotify, Stitcher, Tune In, and YouTube.

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