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Japanese Proverbs: 馬鹿は死ななきゃ治らない

Okay, okay. I’ve got another one for y’all:

馬鹿は死ななきゃ治らない (ばかはしななきゃなおらない)
Baka wa shinanakya naoranai

This proverb literally means “You can’t cure a fool unless he dies”. In other words, you can’t cure stupid. There’s plenty of people out there that do foolish things for no particular reason, driven by their own devices for which no one can make heads or tails. You can do all you can to tell someone that they’re doing something not quite right or that this is a foolish venture, but human beings are wont to do whatever they feel is right for them, regardless of whether or not it actually makes sense. I guess dumb things or situations never go away…