This proverb states that people soon forget others that are no longer visible or present. As life goes on your friends and your enemies that are not around where you can see them will eventually disappear. When you are not thinking about someone, they are living their own life and you are living yours, so you are no longer thinking about those people. That which cannot be seen will not be noticeable and thus it will be forgotten. If a problem happens in Syria or some other remote place far away from our ordinary lives they can be out of sight, and out of mind for many people, and if you don’t see it, it shouldn’t bother you. People will eventually get over being insulted, or injured, and even that person that they hated, as time is supposed to heal all wounds, however it is also said that absence makes the heart grow fonder.
People won’t desire things that they don’t see, so if you don’t want your kids to have any candy, you better hide it! Give the people what they want and they’ll come is a phrase that is attributed to the actor, singer, songwriter, and film producer George Jessel, who was said to have been passing by a funeral home where a celebrity was laid out and the crowd was four-deep waiting to file by for a last glimpse. He said, “You see, you give the people what they want and they’ll come.” Noah asked God where he would get all the animals for the ark and the answer was, “Build it and they will come”, and this Bible verse is said to have inspired Dane Malanoski the Author of the book “Field of dreams”.
Written for Linda G. Hill Life in progress One-Liner Wednesday – April 25 prompt.