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EXPANSION OF IDEAS

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Expansion of Idea means to understand and to describe the meaning and idea given in the particular text. The text may be a Proverb, an Idiom, a Title, a Poetic Line or a Good Thought. The words used in this text are rather symbolic. The words are systematically decoded, which imply a very artistic value. Most of the time this kind of text is used to sum up the idea.

Expansion of Idea

‘EXPANSION OF IDEAS’  OF SOME FAMOUS PROVERBS AND IDIOMS

 

Action Speaks Louder than Words

This is an age old proverb with a deep hidden meaning inside. To say something and to do something are two different things. It is a well-known fact that people often do not do what they say. It is why people value hard work more than mere promises.

Actions carry more meaning and importance than what a person says. People are recognized more for the things that they do rather than the words that they utter. It is, therefore, better to be a person who backs words with actions as opposed to empty rhetoric. It is the ideal way to realize our aspirations and create a lasting legacy in life.

 

“The Face is the Index of the Mind”

This is a famous Proverb in English. The mind is always engaged in one or other thought process. They may be of happiness, sadness, joy, sorrow, anger, fear, depression etc. Our body is an indicator of our moods and feelings. All our thoughts, emotions and feelings are reflected on our face.

Happiness and love are easily reflected in a positive manner on our face. The face of a person with anxiety shows uneasiness. Some people try to keep their emotions under control and present a blank face. Brilliant psychologists can immediately read the face and judge what is going on in our mind. Always keep calm as far as possible and light up your surroundings with a happy and smiling face.

 

“Speech is Silver & Silence is Golden ”
This is a very popular proverb in English. It is said that-
    ‘When you have the speech of excellence,
    The better and better you teach.
    When you have the power of silence,
    The higher and higher you reach!’
It is a fact that when we speak, others become silent and when others speak, we become silent. But it’s always upon us that what we choose- ‘speech’ or ‘silence’. No doubt, speech is Silver. But most of the time silence plays a very golden role. It lends grandeur and charm to human lives. Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

 

“Argument is the Worst Kind of Communication ”

According to the famous satirist Jonathan Swift, ‘Argument is the worst sort of conversation.’ This proverb teaches us the real value of human life. Argument is not the proper way to communicate with each other. When people argue, they are engaged in conflict and it’s usually not pretty. Argument always spreads negativity. People do not treat each other with respect. They get defensive, try to prove their own points, and fail to listen to each other.

In an argument, people cannot freely discuss their ideas with others because they are in stress anxiety and in anger. To avoid argument is the only way to make us ideal and intellectual. Argument is nothing but wasting our Time & Energy.

 

“Attitudes are the Real Figures of Speech ”

This is commonly used Proverb in English. According to Edwin Friedman, ‘Attitudes are the real figures of speech.’ Attitude is a settled way of thinking or feeling about something. Edwin said that communication does not depend on language or articulation. Most of the time it depends on the emotional context in which the message is being heard.

As a human being we must recognize that the real assets of life are the people with whom we interact. Our way of thinking, our way of expressing ideas and feelings must be rather effective and powerful. To attract people requires a positive and cheerful attitude.

 

“The Wise Man has Long Ears and a Short Tongue ”

It is always said that ‘The wise man has long ears and a short tongue’. This German proverb is famous in all over the world. ‘Long ears’ show the willingness to listen carefully. ‘Short Tongue’ shows self-control by allowing others to make his views and opinions. This is the real greatness of the person. It proves the wisdom of the person.

Listening is the most valuable treasure of man. A person, who uses it skillfully, is aptly called a ‘wise’ man. It is much more important to be able to listen correctly. More emphasis must be placed on effective listening and understanding. After all, “The less you speak, the more you hear.”  

 

All roads lead to Rome

This is a very famous idiom in English. It means that the same outcome can be reached by many methods or ideas. This idiom refers to the road system of the Roman Empire, in which Rome was positioned in the center, with every road attached to it. All routes were directed towards the center.

In day to day life it means that there is more than one way to achieve the same thing. Variety of methods will yield the same result in the end. Exactly the same outcome can be produced using many different ways. There are many different routes to reach the same destination Source.

 

“A man without liberty is a body without a soul”

It is quite true that liberty is as essential as air we breathe. If you have liberty, you can create any anything; but if you don’t have it, life appears hard struggle. If a man has all the luxuries but no liberty, those luxuries can’t make him happy. On the contrary if he has less luxuries, but complete liberty, he will be happy. Liberty is life. Without liberty life is worse than hell.

Liberty means to gain knowledge, it means to express thoughts. Liberty provides a real value of living to the man worldwide. Without liberty, a man will be a slave to a master; neither will he speak nor will he express his pain.

 

“Manners Maketh Man”

The proverb ‘Manners Maketh Man’ means how the politeness and good manners are essential to humanity. This proverb is thus often used as a way to remind people to be polite. Good manners can apply to several aspects of human life, including how we speak, the words we use, our tone of voice, our gestures and our actions.

A well-mannered person is courteous, amiable and always friendly. He is not vulgar in his speech or manner. He is a pleasant speaker and gives a patient ear to what the others have to say. The well-mannered interactions between Student-Teacher, Teacher-Teacher, Parents-Children etc. teach us a lot.

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