Monday, March 13, 2017


Maolek-ña un echong na bareta ke un taotao ni malåte' båba.

(Better a crooked crossbar than someone smart in bad things.)

A bareta (barreta in Spanish) is a crowbar, or a metal rod.

Its usefulness lies in its being straight. A crooked or bent one is less useful.

Yet even that is better than someone who is smart in doing evil things.

Perhaps someone is like a bent crowbar. Defective in some sense. Not someone you want to entrust with a job.

But he or she is better than the intelligent one who uses that intelligence to do evil.

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