Don’t rush, you’ll just spin circles

急がば回れ (isogabamaware)

This is a Japanese expression that literally means, “if you hurry, you’ll go in circles”.

This expression warns us that rather than rushing and doing things in a way that might not be safe, it is best to take your time and do them carefully. In fact, if you slow down and take it easy, you will actually accomplish your task more quickly than you would have had you rushed.

Or put another way, rather than taking a dangerous shortcut to reach your destination, you could get there faster if you took the roundabout way.

What do you think? Is this a good expression to live by?

And, how do you like that giant attention getting image of the characters?

I think maybe it’s too big…

What’s ridiculous is that I actually already introduced this expression in another post a long time ago… I guess I should have taken my time and double checked before writing this.

– Harvey