“A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush” – Essay
Similarly in case on cosmetic surgery, many people are opting for cosmetic surgery despite knowing the risk involved.
What is with you right now is more valuable than the things that might seem more valuable but is not yours. It is warning us from taking risk. We find many such proverb expressing a warning such as- “look before you leap”, “Marry in haste, repent at leisure”, All that glitters is not gold”, “The best-laid schemes of mice and men gang aft agley”.
Thus, a person needs to concentrate on things or people he already have in his life, rather than rushing for making new relation or new client as it is said- “ Old is gold”
It is better to use something that is in your hand, rather than taking the risk of getting more and ultimately losing everything. It is better to be satisfied with the things you already have than losing it for something better. For example if a person with little money, instead on using the money for his basic spends his money on buying a lottery ticket. There are greater chances that he ends up losing his money because the probability of winning a lottery ticket is very low.
We find many proverbs contradicting the above such as “Risk little, gain little,” Nothing ventured, nothing gained”
Many people believe in taking risk and they say until and unless you take the risk you will not be successful.