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Rolling Stone

Posted by Jorge Romero on March 23, 2001

What does this proverb mean? Origin?
"A rolling stone gathers no moss"

I have heard many versions which lead to opposite interpretations. Some suggest it is desirable to keep moving so that you will not get stuck in moss; others suggest that if you move without control like a rolling stone, then you will not gather desirable "moss." What is the truth?