|If you're going to light a candle|
at least put your cock away.
This saying is supposed to mean if you have a problem you should do something to fix it instead of complaining. I’m not sure if that actually needs to be said. Who ever whined about a problem, heard this saying, then realized how stupid they were and began working on a solution? Eventually we all come to the realization without being told this.
Also, lighting a candle isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Have you ever tried lighting a candle in pure darkness? First you have to find a match then futz around looking for a candle. Maybe you accidentally hit your toe on something and drop the match, now your carpet is on fire. The fire spreads from the carpet to the drapes. Before you know it your house is on fire. It is better to curse the darkness than curse a house consuming inferno.