1. Cigogne6040 Senior Member

    français
    Hello,

    I have another question: what would you say in English for this sentence:
    "Pourquoi se faire du mal quand on peut se faire du bien? "
    Why hurting ourselves while we could act well on ourselves? sounds a bit weird...

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Gérard Napalinex

    Gérard Napalinex Senior Member

    Lyon, France
    French - France
    Je pense qu'on aura des réponses variées selon le contexte
    Why bother if you don't have to
    Why get into trouble if you can avoid it
    Why suffer if you can enjoy
     
  3. tartopom Senior Member

    Nougatville
    French
    Could " treat yourself" work ?
     
  4. Itisi

    Itisi Senior Member

    Paris/Hastings UK
    English UK/French
    Why do yourself harm when you could do yourself good
    Why treat yourself badly when you could be kind to yourself
     

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