English Proverbs – VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE

English_Master August 12, 2015 No Comments

Proverb Expansion

VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE

The proverb stresses the need to introduce changes in life to make life more meaningful and enjoyable. Spices are of different flavours and they add to the taste of the food. Different flavours are used for different dishes. If the same spices are used for different dishes, the taste is lost. The variety of spices makes food more palatable. Thus, eating becomes a pleasure. As spices are to food, so is variety to life. The repetition of the same routine makes life dull and monotonous. But variety of things and ideas brings fun and joy in life. Coarse, unbleached cloth is enough to make dress for a man. But there are superfine, bleached cloths also. The wearing of dresses made of such cloths makes us more elegant and acceptable. Variety is needed in every sphere of life. If the same food is served every day, eating becomes unpleasant. If the same routine is followed in a family, life becomes monotonous and less enjoyable. Picnic, shopping, watching good films and engaging in good hobbies provide variety to life. Monotony kills the pleasure of life. But variety of scenes, people, places, food, clothing, art and entertainment can make living a pleasure. Change brings happiness and happiness makes people lively and cheerful. Thus, variety fills our hearts with joy and pleasure.