Between a Difficult Time and Tough Choice

In an interview with Joe Rogan (the Joe Rogan Experience #221), Shane Smith said that the Pashtuns of Pakistan have a saying that translates to the following: There is a tiger above me and a river below me. I’ve heard a Spanish version of this saying which I translate as: Between the wall and the sword. And of course, in the United States we have a similar saying that describes the same sentiment: Between a rock and a hard place.

The above sayings are examples that no matter the language or metaphor people are much more a like that we like to think.

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