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What is the meaning of It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness?


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"It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness" is a Chinese proverb meaning better to do something about a problem than just complain about it. Further, a candle is a small answer to a large problem, but it is still a worthy step in the right direction, rather than just bemoaning the problem (of darkness).
Means if you can change a bad situation it's better to do that than to complain about it.

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