Explanation for this African proverb:
If a giant kills a dwarf, that is no heroic feat. If a lion kills a deer, that is no extraordinary achievement. And in the same way, if an elephant kills a rat, he should not be hailed as a hero. There is a saying in journalism that ‘when a dog bites a man, that is not news. When a man bites a dog, that’s news, Greatness is not merely measured by the size of your challenges we overcome. Greatness is a ratio of our accomplishments to our abilities. Some people are so spoilt; they want a pat on their shoulders for any small success they chalk up. Of course we should not devalue small achievements. But with that said, we should not blow them out of proportion. In other words, we must not exaggerate them. Now, there is a difference between a bully and brave person. Bullies are cowards pretending to be brave. They are insecure people, who vent their insecurity on weak and helpless people. The brave are strong in themselves. Unlike bullies, they fight for weak and helpless people.
A cow gives milk to the whole village, it does not make noise. But when a hen lays just one egg that can’t even feed one child it crows & makes noise to the whole village to know that it has laid an egg. People who offer little help keep shouting & writing about it, while those who are doing big things for people are silent. Keep quiet, if you are doing good things for others with your heart not to be seen.
A coin always makes sound but the currency notes are always silent. So when your value increases keep quiet. Hope you gained something from this?