Never Take A Shirt from a Naked Man

by bryan maynard

This African proverb captures a lifetime of wisdom in one simple summary.

It means,

Never take advice from a friend who has not done his own deeper work.

And, like any good proverb, nothing else need be said (or written). In fact, the proverb is actually not meant for writing or reading; proverbs are meant to be heard, to be spoken as they are the means of moral education in oral cultures and traditions.

So, for fun, it might be nice to say out loud (even whisper, if required) and to sense the powerful truth of this proverb as you hear the words,

Never take a shirt from a naked man

Try it. And let the light and the wisdom come in. I dare you.