We saw this Igbo chicken and goat proverb and knew we had to share it: Thanks to Gabriel Oguda in Twitter.
“When the eagle comes for the chicken, the goat laughs forgetting the butcher doesn’t live in the sky.” – Igbo proverb
— Gabriel Oguda (@gabrieloguda) May 19, 2020
This proverb reminds us of the disadvantages of laughing at the misfortunes of others.
For instance, people shouldn’t laugh when someone who isn’t evil passes away – when every human being on earth will leave this world one day.
By the way: do you know that the Yoruba word for ewu (goat) is ewure? We believe this is because of the Igbo aborigines of Ile Ife.