Today’s proverb is, “Do not throw pearls to swine.”
I see the validity of this in general but, as a martial artist it conflicts with the value of putting your best self forward. I’d much rather try to help the swine become better human beings.
That being said, sometimes we have to reduce the amount of swine in our lives because negativity causes stress which leads to damage to our health. Sometimes one must put themselves first.
I think this proverb is trying to say not to give something to someone who does not have the capacity to appreciate it. They may not be ready for the love and beauty you have to offer and will end up hurting you. Some people need time to grow personally before they can see the love and beauty you hold within truly can be given freely without ulterior motives.
I know it was hard for me to understand when a friend was there for me during my divorce and wanted nothing in return beyond seeing me happy. Without that person, I may never have taken the journey that lead to the growth I needed in order to have the gumption to pursue my writing and a happy life.
On another note, today is my 33rd birthday. My sign is Cancer, so I’m an emotional Moonchild. To compound this, tonight is a full moon that is also a super moon. Please go easy on the Cancerians in your life today as many of us have hard outer shells that protect our soft, nurturing insides and the super moon is said to heighten emotions, so some may be batshit crazy today. You can think astrology is a bunch of hooey too. I’m cool with that.