In Marathi language, my mother tongue, there is a proverb, ” Dusryanchya chukanvar panghrun ghalnay ” , which means , ” to cover someone’s mistakes with a blanket.” Very often, in personal relationships, this takes place. A parent may pamper his child to such a large extent that he will not only overlook his mistakes, but also cover his wrong actions with a blanket of unreasonable explanations and justifications. The same covering can happen in other relationships too. A husband may feel that his parents are always right, even if they are wrong and cover up their wrong actions by criticizing his wife publicly. Similarly, a friend may save his best friend by supporting his false claims before his girlfriend. The list of such examples is endless.
But, how fair are such acts? According to me, they are unfair and wrong. By supporting a wrong act, by blanketing someone’s mistakes, the person is wrongly encouraging the wrong deeds of the person , who is wrong.
A blanket is meant to protect the user from external environmental conditions like cold and provide warmth. At the end of the day, life is also a matter of choices, actions , values…….
These Proverbs, sayings, quotations by wise men and women make sense, very often, in life….