That's Not My Monkey (Usborne Touchy-Feely Books)

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That's Not My Monkey (Usborne Touchy-Feely Books)

That's Not My Monkey (Usborne Touchy-Feely Books)

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When it comes to the saying “not my circus, not my monkeys,” there are pros and cons to consider. On the one hand, this approach is seen as avoiding involvement in things that are not your own and that you cannot control. But on the other hand, this avoidance can be helpful in terms of maintaining peace of mind and avoiding stress.

Imagine you are having dinner with your close, Polish friend. He goes on and on how his brother’s family is behaving not up to his standards, how his niece has decided to quit school and maybe how his nephew is not earning enough money and how all that doesn’t seem to worry his brother at all. He could conclude this talk with a ‘’Oh well, but it’s not my circus and not my monkeys’’ proverb. Or imagine that you were gossiping about a colleague at work, how she is leading her team wrongly. This too could be concluded with ‘’Oh well, it’s not my circus.’’ - as you can cut the proverb short and still it would be recognized among the Polish speakers. You could also stop the gossiping that someone else has started by saying: ‘’Oh, not my circus, I don’t want to know about it.’’ Hector is worried that his boss's mismanagement is wasting money. His depression deepens as he anticipates only negative outcomes—the store is going to close, he won't get a raise—his constant bad mood affects his colleagues who are now irritated by him and not by the boss. One example of how to use this phrase is when someone discusses a problem they are having with someone else. In this scenario, the person might say, “I don’t know what to do. It’s not my circus, not my monkeys,” to express that they are not responsible for the problem and that it is not their duty or responsibility to fix an issue. Recently, you could also hear the no-negation version of the proverb, saying: ‘’My circus, my monkeys’’, meaning that you are the only one who has to worry about it, or that you should take the responsibility for certain actions. Other Famous Polish Proverbs

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Celene is worried that her partner's attitude at work is too flip and he will miss out on a promotion. She tries to make him dress and act more "like a contender" on the job. The more she makes suggestions, the more he finds her condescending and resists the suggestions.

Once again the most materialistic mouse in the world allows us into his world of greed and shallowness. Judging things based on their looks and physicality and completely ignoring any of their personalities or character traits. Yes the Monkey on the front cover may have ears that are slight too soft. But that is not a reason to disregard his obviously very friendly and cheery disposition! I don't think he cares anyway, as his friend the insect is gently hovering just above him to the left. Once again the mouse continues on his journey, making the other monkeys in the book self concious of their own body image and throwing them away like yesterday's rubbish!! Its fair enough that the mouse finds his own monkey at the end but doesn't he know its illegal in some countries to have a monkey as a pet? I expect that he doesn't look after it. Just owns the poor thing. A rich mouses play thing. Fiona graduated from Exeter University with a B.Ed. (Hons.), specialising in Psychology and Art and Design. After university she worked as a researcher and writer for a company which published educational material for places where children went on school visits (zoos, museums, stately homes etc). She then taught seven, eight, and nine year olds for five years; three years at a state school in Sevenoaks in Kent, and two years at The British School in the Netherlands in The Hague.He adds that it’s your responsibility, as an employer, to let your employees know that they should do what you hired them to do, even without seeking advice from their superiors, unless they feel completely cornered by the situation. Gibbs argues that this freedom creates an honest support structure in an organization and empowers employees to become more productive in their roles.

In short, it could be translated as having the same meaning of “I mind my own business” or ‘’it’s none of my business’’, but in a broader sense, it’s usually used to enhance the fact that you are not the one to judge someone else’s actions, even when you don’t necessarily agree with them. As if the mess someone else has found himself in, is not your mess to worry about, and the people taking part in that mess are not the ones you can control. Not My Circus Not My Monkeys Origin On the other hand, by not getting involved in situations that do not concern you, you can miss out on valuable opportunities to help others or make a difference in the world. You may also feel isolated or left out if you do not become involved in certain situations. In the end, it is up to everyone to decide whether this approach is right for them. Pros If you are interested in proverbs, here are some of the most used ones for you to get to know , a combination of older and more modern ones, as there are hundreds to choose from!When asked whether she would involve the state’s law enforcement agents in the operation, the governor replied, “Not my circus, not my monkeys.”

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