Does a rolling stone gather moss?
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Is it true that a rolling stone never gathers moss?
What do mean by this statement a rolling stone has no mass?
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A rolling stone gathers no moth Is it transitive or intransitive verb?
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Was rolling stone magazine named after the rolling stones?
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What is the meaning of 'A rolling stone gathers no moss'?
If a person never stays in one place, he or she never "gathers" or gets attached to things or people. Moss grows on stones which have been on the ground for many years, so a stone which rolls cannot grow moss. The saying is " A rolling stone gathers no moss." It means if you keep moving and learning that you don't just sit there becoming a couch potato. It is true a rolling stone gathers no moss but only overtime. At the begging of the rock rolling then it will gather moss, but overtime it will lose all the moss it has gained. The term 'rolling stone' commonly refers to a person who is frequently changing his work or profession. Just as a stone that is continually rolling doesn't gather any moss on it, similarly a person who is constantly changing his occupation doesn't succeed in any achievement. Acquisition of wealth or learning or experience requires time and steady prolonged application of energy to some task. On the other hand one who is constantly chopping and changing will never become wealthy or learned or experienced. He will merely be dissipating his energies and will get nowhere. The popular fable of the farmer who dug many shallow wells in his farm in search of water is a fine illustration. Had he dug deep at one place, he would have definitely found water. By being 'a rolling stone' few people accomplish their goals. In today's world of breakneck competition, migratory birds stand absolutely no chance. It is by working at a place, putting in constant labour that one earns a reputation and recognition.