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Re: Proverb

Posted by R. Berg on September 01, 2003

In Reply to: Proverb posted by fanny on September 01, 2003

: Does any one know what's the meaning of
: "The nail that sticks up gets pounded down"?
: (a Japanese proverb)

It's a warning against nonconformity. It means "Being different from others will get you in trouble."