A stitch in time saves nine is a proverb meaning it is better to spend a little time to deal with problems or act right now than wait;A timely effort will surely prevent a difficult situation later.The proverbial expression was meant for the lazy. Our forefathers have said it right time is the most precious jewel we have, a person who values it leaves its footprints behind, and wise men well understand when to mend their ways when to put a stitch in a torn cloth, this highly useful, didactic dictate applies to every field of activity.
Everyone knows the very virtue of time but no now realizes where to amend their actions before it is too late, for instance a student enjoying for the entire year has a piled lot in front of him and then he tries to study, learn , revise which is practically impossible stitching in this context would mean studying at the right time, but sadly this is being practiced in every field resulting finally to failure and cribbing for their unfavoured luck. Shakespeare quotes it right through Macbeth,
” Tomorrow , and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: ” ,
To be precise time is the very eccentricity which has a key for your ruined or glorious future for your happiness or worries for your success and failure ; for as the saying goes “A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE”, whose meaning is very clear , if a person does a right thing at a right time ; who knows when to correct ones actions or the one who is continuously in check of their deeds , such a person will never have to regret their life for anything. A Person who utilizes every moment and stitches for his loss ;in form of time ,money ,or any certainty to be named will always do wonders in life.
A similar saying following it is ”the early bird catches its prey” ,meaning metaphorized with a bird but is contemporary to humans too ,like a bird who wakes up early and leaves its nest in search of a prey will surely get it quiet easily but the one who is late has to doubly endeavor to look for its prey ; Similarly a man who is preparing sincerely from the very beginning will achieve its aim with rigorous practice, but the late wakers are always the ones who rally around in the name of unemployment.
Peeping into the lives of all wise men ,we come to know how they focused in their aim took heed of their deeds and today they are jewels of their country ;there are many like Dr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam , Mr.Narendra Modi ,Mr.Pranav mukharjee ,Lata Mangeshkar ,Nelson Mandela ,Kiran Bedi only to name some, who rose from the very dust and struggled with an aim in mind , with a motive to achieve success ,its not that their roads had roses spread for them even they had to struggle prick out the thorns and then found glory , there will always be time of setback ,disappointment ,where the future will seem to be very dark but that is the time when you have to muster even more courage recollect the broke pieces and stitch them up .
We all should take a lesson from our grandparents who were born in some far of places ,now hardly located in the map ,where they had to travel miles to reach their schools ;but they were dedicated to learn something so they traveled ,studied sitting on the floor without light and they became the light itself, today all we enjoy is due to their dedication ,we are living among all luxuries because of their effort ,they stitched their childhood to make our lives worth.
Significantly , the meaning of this phrase is understood by different people in different ways ,but to quote its gist at one go is that , a person who does the right work at the right time is the one who succeeds and saves its time later , The popular story of the grandmother who shielded her grandson illustrates this maxim . A boy stole a pencil from a classmate and showed it to his grandmother . Instead of questioning him about it she kept quiet . The boy’s thefts went unchecked until one day he was arrested . Of only the boy had been corrected in time, he would not have become a thief. Timely action would have prevented him from falling into wrong ways.
We should never forget ,that collective seconds make an hour, a day ,a week and then a whole year ,seconds pass by unnoticed people think that there’s ample of time for a particular work but a being should always remember that time and tide waits for none as this is the virile of nature time moves on ,and as the saying goes ,the very best time to plant a tree was 20 year back and the second best is today, amending your mistakes and correcting your wrong turned steps at the right time is far better than sitting and thinking of deeds done and undone .Neglecting to replace a nail in a horse`s shoe lose a kingdom itself.
As it is said:
For want of a nail, the shoe was lost; For want of a shoe, the horse was lost;
For want a horse, the rider was lost; For want of a rider, the battle was lost;
For want of a battle, the kingdom was lost. Thus the saying advises us to take timely action for ” a small hole, if neglected, will sink a big ship”.
Taking a lesson from the falling graph of the economy of our country , more and more debt rising on it with every passing day , the rising dollar and the falling rupee , the trajectory to the monotonous path of just the promise makers of our country , leading us now to flickering rupee at 63 at par a dollar; the rise of imports and fall in our nations` manufacturing lead to the hike in petrol price and all other basic amnesties, there are billions of eyes focusing on our new RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, hopefully he stitches well all the falling graphs and comes up with a revolutionary India, because the dream of nation 2020 should be lived in every citizens eyes not just of the missile man, we have to stitch the unity of our nation today , so that once again we revive our glory sew all the nation breakers and speak out that ”At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom”.