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What do these sentences mean?

Saudi Arabia

What do these sentences mean?
Can you tell me what this sentences mean:
1- Stupidity doesnīt pay and neither does stress.

2- Instead of trying to understand the new situation and behave in an appropriate way, the man continued to behave as before, out of habit.

Thank you.

5 Oct 2015      


1. We commonly hear īCrime doesn īt pay ī http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/Crime+doesn īt+pay
If something doesn īt pay it means you can īt achieve anything by doing it. There will be no good outcome.

2. I think you need an example to explain this. (Sorry I canīt think of a better example)
A man waters his flower garden every day. There is a drought. The man continues to water his flowers out of habit, not thinking about the drought, or understanding what it means. The result could be that he ends up with no drinking water.

5 Oct 2015     

Saudi Arabia

Thank you

6 Oct 2015