Literal Translation: “Fucking ants.”
Meaning: “Being obsessed with details.”
English equivalent: “Splitting hairs.”
Aditional note: This proverb may be considered rude (but is not inherently so).
Stop fucking ants jesus christ
This is Stefan Groothuis, a Dutch speed skater. He is a triple Olympian, holder of the Dutch record in the 1000 metres, and World Sprint Champion for 2012. He went through a major depression and even considered committing suicide. But he didn’t. And he went on to become an Olympic champion in Sochi.
Never give up.
I like that we who speak English regularly have started leaving the ‘good’ off of ‘good morning’ because now we greet each other with the statement that yes, indeed, it is morning.
#it’s just in case we run into Gandalf one day
in Dutch, the word for morning also means tomorrow, so if you leave out ‘good’ it sounds like you’ve already given up hope for today and just wish tomorrow will be better.