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Re: A rolling stone...

Posted by Joel on December 13, 2000

In Reply to: Re: A rolling stone... posted by ESC on December 10, 2000

: : : OK- does anyone out there have a meaning for the saying "A rolling stone gathers no moss"

Yes, I agree with ESC: "A person who never stays long in one place will never be encumbered by responsibilities. Conversely, the person who is on the move all the time will never accomplish much either."

I believe that is what Muddy Waters meant when he wrote and sang his song in the early or mid-1950s. It may be argued, though, that Mick Jagger and the boys, while aspiring to irresponsibility, did accomplish something in terms of popularity and money.