Good and Worthless Pursuits
Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread,
but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.
This proverb distinguishes between the persons who seem to have the good luck of keeping work and having enough provisions and those who keep running into the bad fortune of not finding the right job or getting the fortunate break. I once commented to a relative about another relative's "bad luck" in the workplace. He responded that sometimes we make our own luck.
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