Answer by Dushka Zapata:
We have a saying in Mexico that breaks my heart every time I hear it. It refers to the times when you make yourself vulnerable to getting hurt.
The ax asked the tree for its handle, and the tree complied.
A reader just shared with me (in a comment, below) that "before it became a 'saying' in Mexico, it was said by a prominent Bengali-Indian poet and first non-european to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913: Rabindranath Tagore".
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I learn something wonderful every day.