You Don’t Believe Fat Meat Is Greasy!
Our elders believed in respecting elders. Therefore, when they said something, they felt that we should listen and take heed. They also strongly believed that younger people should learn from their experience and benefit from their hard-earned wisdom and gorgeous gray hair.
For this reason, when we rejected the sage wisdom of the elders, and it blew up in our faces and created a huge mess—their response to us was often: “You don’t believe fat meat is greasy, do you?!”
In essence they were saying, “That’s what you get for not listening. You think you’re smarter than us just ‘cause you got yourself some education! You don’t believe anything you’re told until it jumps up to bite you, and then it’s too late!”
With the invention of internet and creation of google, it is sometimes hard for me to pass along wisdom from my generation to my daughter’s. I might have to dust off this saying and revive its use.