A drowning man catches a straw
Synopsis: In a desperate condition man will do anything to save himself.
A person who is in a critical condition will try to save himself by taking the support of any feeble and fragile thing. A man who is on a verge of going to ruins finds even a little help to be immense use just as a drowning man seeks the support of a straw. A straw is very feeble and it cannot bear the weight of a man. But a person who has fallen into a river and is drowning will desperately catch a floating straw. He won’t even think what silly thing he is doing because he is desperate to save himself.
If a businessman is facing problem in his business and is on the verge of closing down, he will grab on to any opportunity in his way, be it small or big in a hope to solve the problems. Nothing in this world is insignificant, so sometimes worthless thing may turn out to be the most helping factor.
We tend to regard some people as silly and some small things as useless and insignificant, so long as we have power and wealth and other’s support. But when we ran into troubles all these disappear and are faced with ruin, these very insignificant people and things which we have despised prove to be a very important factor in our life.
In our life, we should never consider certain things as a meager and avoid it because, during the crisis, it can be a great support as a drowning man catches at a straw.