In the 1970’s, The Hues Corporation had a hit record that was climbing the charts called “Don’t Rock the Boat.” Though the lyrics spoke about love, it was a jazzy upbeat dance song. Underneath its meaning, the suggestive overtone is to assess a situation before you address, act, or talk. As the idiom (“Don’t Rock the Boat”) suggests – people get upset when we try to change a situation. Sudden and gradual movement can definitely tilt the boat. Being capsized is surely not the goal particularly if you can’t swim! However, as a “smartalex” recently said, “if you fall out, maybe you were not meant to be.” Their words, not mine; but a poignant fact…I’ll say!
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