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Do not tell the person who is carrying you that he stinks

He stinks but you stink
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Do not tell the person who is carrying you that he stinks is a wise saying in the language of proverbs have been passed down for generations in African culture.

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Toxic people stink


Nothing satisfies them, even if they achieve a goal or get something they want. It seems like they have an insatiable hunger. They just never feel full. They usually have had it tough early on. 

Perhaps they came from an abusive family, or they went through something traumatic that was not handled right. Toxic people look for the big payback every time. 

When you are in their company, you feel a sense that you “owe” them something, and you cannot quite put a finger on what that is. Anger is an emotion that they easily go to. 

They are either churning about something that happened in the past resenting how they were treated or finding fault with what is going on in the present. 

You feel like you have to watch your every word when you are around them. There is no one, in their opinion, which has had it worse off than them. Moreover, they can trade you story after story. 

If you seriously listen to their scenarios and try to help, you cannot. They simply do not want to change, no matter what you do. These people are so wrapped up in themselves; there is no room for your feelings and needs. They are too busy thinking about themselves and their next moves. You will never when toxic people over.


Other African Proverbs on toxic people stink


Do not abuse the hospitality of others.

Those who constantly speak about invented miseries hurt those around them.

It is a bad child who does not take advice.


A thousand cranes in the air are not worth one sparrow in the fist.


A fine cage will not feed the bird.


A good swimmer is not safe against drowning.


After mischance everyone is wise.


An enemy does not sleep.


Bad watch often feeds the wolf.


Born but yesterday and today a giant.


He does a good day’s work that rids himself of a fool.


He is rich enough who owes nothing.


He who rides on the giants shoulders sees further than he who carries him.


Like the tusk and teeth of an elephant, one set for show and another for use.


None so busy as those who do nothing.


Not every dog that barks bites


Nothing falls into the mouth of a sleeping lion.


One-half of the world laughs at the other.


Scratch people where they itch.


The devil often lurks behind the cross.


The eagle does not hunt flies.


The fool who is silent passes for wise.


The goat has paid with its life, yet its meat is not tasty.


The greedy eats with eyes closed before his children.


The only way to keep a secret is to say nothing.


The sheep on the mountain is higher than the bull on the plain.


The tree does not fall at the first stroke.


There is no such thing as an insignificant enemy.


To wash a donkey’s tail is loss of time and soap.


Too late the bird cries out when it is caught.


Two crows on the same ear of corn are not long friends.


What was withheld as secret thought will come out through a slip of tongue.


The ladle cannot serve anything if the pot is empty.


You may deny that you were fed, but your body will tell.


Lead a fool into the house but just show the path to the wise.


Food that is rejected at one place is accepted at another.


Optimism leads to riches and pessimism leads to poverty.


You do not benefit from a lie and neither does a lie benefit from another lie.


The frog enjoys himself in water but not in hot water.


Unstringing the bow does not cure the wound.


What is enough was never little.



What is learned in the cradle lasts until the grave.



Do not tell the person who is carrying you that he stinks.



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