<Take a fair hold of/control> beauty, wealth and designation

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Lun-14

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Hindi
Hi Forum!

Beauty, wealth and designation (high rank):

Every person cannot take a fair hold of/control these three things. When a person has either of these, they sometimes become arrogant and consider other people trivial (of little worth). So a person, if they wish to become a true human being, ought to become humble.

Is the bold part correct here? If not, what verb should I use here?

Thank a lot.
 
  • Barque

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    Tamil
    What is your source?

    If it's your own sentence, please explain what you're trying to say using different words..
     

    Lun-14

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    Hindi
    For example, if Bhagwaan gives someone a lot of wealth, a loving wife, a good house and all what they want, and if they don't value all these blessings of Him [spent his wealth on wrong things like drunkenness etc, divorce the wife etc], then we say that person couldn't [manage/control] the blessings that Bhagwaan gave them.
    Similarly, if a person is on a high post, he becomes arrogant and doesn't value the poor, we say that they couldn't [manage/control] his designation.

    "A" couldn't [manage/control/take a fair hold of] the blessings of God -> is no longer able to hold that blessing/is not eligible to be under that blessing/is not worth-having that blessing - We also say that that person was not quite able to have that blessing - God should have blessed the person who was better than him - able to value His blessings.

    The context in the OP is self-made. I have tried to make it clear. Hope it makes sense now.
     

    Barque

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    Tamil
    <---> "Bhagwaan" means "god".

    then we say that person couldn't [manage/control] the blessings that ...
    we say that they couldn't [manage/control] his designation.
    We don't say this, not in English at least. I've never heard a phrase like this.

    Perhaps what you're looking for is "He took his good fortune for granted" or "He took his blessings for granted".



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    velisarius

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    British English (Sussex)
    I suggest:
    It isn't enough to possess beauty, wealth, and rank - you must know how to handle them properly.
     
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