Have you heard of the witty saying: "Give a pig a finger and he'll want the whole hand"? I know pigs have voracious appetites. Or pigs are used in the expression of squalor, base desires (like that of the Ice age squirrel). You can run your imagination about your hands. I associate usefulness and work with hands. And we can do productive things of good work with our hands. Every finger lifted in coordination with all nine fingers, some have eleven, is of great asset to our whole body. Heard of "lend a hand"? As I write this post, what I think of the saying Give a pig a finger and he'll want the whole hand : it has to do with ourselves. Sometimes, it's the influence of others, too. To give in to the base, lawless "evil inclination" in us-- even just an attempt at casting a finger-- a "try-out", a "just-this-once" in it is worth rethinking and redirecting those inclinations first : IF it doesn't promote better life, IF it doesn't prolong/lengthen life, IF it doesn't give your dreams and ambitions a better position in life IF it doesn't value life and the life of others ... then, that pig mustn't stand a chance at having a grip and possession of your entire body, mind and soul. Thank you.