A watched pot never boils…

I wonder if this saying actually started off meaning what everyone thinks it does today…

Because really, a watched pot does boil – but an unwatched pot not only boils, but boils over and makes a mess.

So does this saying really mean “leave it alone and it will happen on it’s own”, or does it actually mean “keep an eye on things or it could all get ruined”…

Oh the philosophical thoughts that come about when one is waiting for the kettle to boil…


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