Yes I truly agree cliches become cliches for a reason. There are lessons we learn from them,which is why we still use them.
My experience with ,”A bird in hand is worth two in the bush,” has taught me lessons I wouldn’t have learned otherwise.
It happened when I was looking for a teaching job. I got one of the jobs I applied for. I was uneasy about taking the job,because I thought if I accept it I may not be able to explore other possibilities. I kept thinking and put my acceptance letter on hold. The authorities wanted an answer within a couple of days,I wasn’t overly anxious to tell them I’d take it.
When I didn’t see any other job prospect, I quickly wrote my acceptance letter. Unlucky for me when the authorities failed to get an answer from me, they thought the obvious i.e.,she is not interested. They reopened their file and gave the job to the applicant next on their list. I was left in the cold,well how’s that for,”A bird in hand is worth two in the bush,” I told myself. From then on I took any job that came my way, teaching I mean!