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Bad Workman Blames His Tools Essay Writing


Human nature is such that none is prepared to accept his own deficiency, drawbacks and blemishes. A typist who often commits mistakes would blame the quality of he typewriters. Similarly an inefficient mechanic condemns the entire auto-mobile industry. This is because we are used to finding fault with everyone and everything else except ourselves.


On the other hand, a piece of work can be thoroughly accomplished only when the person carrying it out is true to his job. If the workman does not concentrate on his task, he makes a shoddy job of it, but he is not willing to take responsibility of his failure and calls his tools imperfect. Thus instead of improving himself, a clumsy workman looks for scapegoats to thrust his faults on.


This is perhaps most evident in a student who does not fare well in his examinations. Instead of looking for reasons within himself, he looks outside for someone or something to blame such as a difficult question paper, a leaky pen or a wrathful examiner. Similarly a dancer who fails to perform well a particular event attributes his poor performance to the incompetent musicians, accompanists or to the poor stage management.


A farmer who does not tend his crops blames his poor produce on everything and everyone other than his negligence. An employee who fails to get promoted is a common example of this proverb. Instead of self-analysis, he accuses his superior of favoritism and his promoted colleagues of sycophancy. He fails to realize that reward is proportional to input.



Therefore it is important for people to accept the existence of their faults, if any, and correct them. This is the only way up the ladder of success. The proverb aptly reflects normal human behaviour.


A CLUMSY WORKMAN BLAMES HIS TOOLS

A FRIEND IN NEED IS FRIEND INDEED

A LITTLE LEARNING IS A DANGEROUS THING.

A ROLLING STONE GATHER NO MOSS.

A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE


A THING OF BEAUTY IS A JOY FOREVER.

ACTION SPEAKS LOUDR THAN WORDS

ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD (OR) 

BOOK CANNOT BE JUDGED BY ITS COVER

AN APPLE A DAY KEEP THE DOCTOR AWAY

AS YOU SOW SO SHALL YOU REAP

BIRDS OF FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER.

CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME.

CLEANLINES IS NEXT TO GODLINESS

CUT YOUR COAT ACCORDING TO YOUR CLOTH

EMPTY VESSELS MAKE THE MOST SOUND.

EXAMINATION NECESSARY EVIL

EXAMPLE IS BETTER THAN PRECEPT

EXPANSION OF IDEA

EXPERIENCE IS BEST TEACHER

EYE DONATION IS THE BEST DONATION

FAILURES ARE STEPPING STONES TO SUCCESS.

FINE FEATHERS KAME FINE BIRDS

GOD HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES

GOD MADE THE COUNTRY AND MAN MADE THE TOWN.

GREEN CITY , CLEAN CITY

HANDSOME IS AS HANDSOME DOES.

HEALTH IS WEALTH

HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY

HUMOUR IS THE SPICE OF LIFE

IMPOSSIBLE IS A WORD IN THE DICTIONARY OF FOOLS.

JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.

LIVE AND LET LIVE

MANNERS MAKE THE MAN

NEITHER A BORROWER NOR A LENDER BE.

ONE GOOD TURNS DESERVES ANOTHER

PERSEVERANCE IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS

POLLUTION IS THE BANE OF MACHINE AGE

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

PRIDE GOES BEFORE A FALL.

PROCRASTINATION IS THE THIEF OF TIME

ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN A DAY

SAY NO TO PLASTIC!

SLOW AND STEADY WINS RACE

SPARE THE ROD AND SPOIL THE CHILD

SPEECH IS SILVER BUT WILENCE IS GOLDEN.

STRIKE WHEN THE IRON IS HOT 

SWEET ARE THE USES OF ADVERSITY

THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE RULES THE WORLD.

TO ERR IS HUMAN, TO FORGIVE DIVINE.

TRAVEL BROADENS THE MIND.

WE LIVE IN DEEDS NOT IN YEARS.

WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE IS A WAY

A bad workman always blames his tools

A bad workman always blames his tools.


The meaning of this proverb is ….our success does not depend on what Kind of tools we have but how we use them.

A person may have all the equipments in the world but if he does not know how to use them he can never complete a job successfully. Whereas a person who can make effective use of what is available with him can make a success of any work given to him.

The same can be said of real life situations too. We must learn to hone our talents and tabs maximum benefit out of them and not blame destiny or fate when something goes wrong.

Kumar and Ravi were two farmers who were neighbours. Both owned a pair of oxen each with which they ploughed their land. Kumar worked hard all day long in order to get a good yield and looked after his oxen very well since he knew that they were very important for his farming activity

Ravi on the other hand was a very lazy and a miser who never fed his oxen properly but extracted maximum work from them and kept complaining that they were not doing a good job.

As a true friend Kumar advised and pointed out to Ravi that it was cruel to ill-treat the animals which were helping him make a living. Ravi paid little heed to Kumar's words. He soon bought a tractor to plough his land and chased the oxen away since he no longer needed them. Taking pity on the poor animals Kumar took them under his wing although he could ill-afford to maintain them.

The monsoon soon arrived and it was time for cultivation. Kumar’s land was well ploughed and ready for cultivation - thanks to his oxen. Ravi in his miserly fashion had not maintained his tractor well and it kept giving him trouble. With the result, he could not get his land ready for cultivation on time.

He lamented and blamed it all on bad luck not realizing that it was he who was responsible for his miserable state. Ravi not only lost out on a good yield by his laziness but also spent more money than required to repair his tractor due to poor maintenance.

Despite having better equipment Ravi was unable to get the best results, whereas Kumar was a good workman and hence was able to succeed with the limited resources that he had.

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