Yesterday morning, I was able to encounter a quote which I find it very captivating so I approached my father and asked him what his view on this quote is all about: “Do not put all your eggs in one basket.”
According to him, the quotation is sort of mixed or somewhat revised. He said, as far as his knowledge is concern, the quotation should either be: “Do not put all your mangoes in one basket,” or “Do not count your eggs upon hatch.” Either quotation, it has a moral in it.
All eggs should not be placed in one basket or else if one egg gets damaged, the process from eggs-hatching-to-chicks- may be altered. One, if the basket full of eggs is accidentally dropped down the floor or if this will be bumped to any harder surface than the basket with eggs, then for sure, many of the eggs will crack. If these will crack, eggs cannot be chicks anymore. Two, if one of the eggs in the basket is cracked and if the fluid (or the egg white and the egg yolk) of this egg spills over the rest of the eggs, then all the eggs that have been spilled by this fluid of this cracked egg will no longer be chicks anymore. Therefore limiting the option of the eggs to being “eggs” only and that these eggs can no longer be chicks.
I began thinking what this quote is all about or which among these three quotes could be best applicable to me. Then I realized that these three quotes are actually related to one another. On the first two sayings, “Do not put all your eggs in one basket,” versus “Do not put all your mangoes in one basket.” Well, aside from the fact that eggs and mangoes are both palatable, mangoes react very exactly like eggs. If a mango in a basket is rotten, the rest of the mangoes in the basket will also be rotten. Thus, I thought, eggs and mangoes are actually interchangeable that are both fit for the quotation. And on the saying, “Do not count your eggs upon hatch” with respect to the original saying “Do not put all your eggs in one basket,” well they’re two sayings with eggs as their subject. More than that, however, I realized, how can you in fact determine the good eggs, meaning the eggs in good condition and that shall turn into chicks soon, when there’s always a danger attached to these eggs every time you put all your eggs in just one basket? (Sigh). Actually, I’m just justifying everything to make these three quotations come out as one.
Nevertheless, whatever the confusion of these quotes, my father is right. It means one because its moral may all be related to life. Eggs or mangoes, whichever among the two, can be compared to us human beings. Humans are very influential to and with one another. If we live a life of hatred, anger, corruption or temptation, come to think of it, if you want to make your life miserable then let it alone be yours. Don’t blend and stain these people who want to live a simple and decent life. Let it alone be yours. Do not rot others just because you are already one. If you want to crack and break your life, let it alone be yours. Anyway, it’s your life, it’s your egg, don’t spoil the rest of us, don’t spoil me, no way.