One of the popular English proverbs is “You can’t have your cake and eat it (too).” Literally, it means that “you cannot simultaneously retain your cake and eat it.” Once the cake is eaten, it is gone. Figuratively, the expression means – “you can’t have it both ways.” Said differently, “you can’t have the best of both worlds.” Now of course, we know people who personify the meaning. How does one expect a person to be alright with unfair treatment? How can someone mistreat you and expect your actions to be unfazed/unblemished? Many do! It is quite silly and irresponsible to think otherwise. Retaliatory thoughts do enter the mind! Some are enacted! You cannot kick or knock a person down and expect him/her to rise up and kiss you. It doesn’t work that way … even if the cake has icing on top! Remember Sir Isaac Newton formulated the Laws of Motion centuries ago. The principles still stand. For every action there is an equal and opposite re-action!
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