Reasons why you shouldn't throw stones in glass houses
It doesn't really matter if you live in the Southern or Northern hemisphere, because everyone has heard of the saying "People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones". American singer-songwriter Billy Joel immortalized this saying in a hit song that he released in March 1980. You could even hear the sound of glass breaking in the background at the start of his song "Glass Houses". There's are multiple reasons why a person shouldn't even consider throwing stones in glass houses.
There are so many other valuable things that you could end up breaking into pieces other than windows, regardless if they are regular or expensive stain glass windows. You certainly don't want to break a mirror, which will bring you seven years of bad luck. By throwing stones around you could risk breaking glass table tops, reading glasses, television screens, light bulbs, plates, drinking glasses, mugs, and an assorted collection of glass and porcelain kitchen accessories.
There are glass bottles for beer, wine, liquor, and soda, which make a big mess when they break. What even makes a bigger mess is when pickle jars, jelly jars, spaghetti sauce jars, mayonnaise jars, and other condiment jars and containers end up getting broken and smashed. It's almost impossible to get mustard and ketchup stains out of your carpeting and furniture.
There are fancy glass figurines, glass fronts on computer monitors, and glass panels in picture frames protecting your favorite photographs that you don't want to break. A broken perfume bottle may smell good at first, but it's a mess and the smell takes forever to go away. You may not have to worry about glass marbles breaking, however there are so many other glass items in a home that's it almost impossible to cover them all here. Not to mention all of the other breakable items that you have sitting around in your home.
Throwing stones outside of your house may not exactly be the brightest idea either. You might end up breaking a headlight on your car, or what's even worse, something in your neighbor's yard. You can do some real damage with a full beer can as well, trust me I know from experience. However skipping a stone across a pond or calm river can be a lot of fun, especially when it works well multiple times.
Now that we've covered just about everything that can break in your house, let's take a look at what this saying really means in life. People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, actually has absolutely nothing to do with throwing stones or other objects inside or outside of your house.
The term - "people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones", actually means people should not criticize other people for faults that they have themselves. It doesn't have anything to do with throwing stones, natural rocks or kidney stones around in a glass house. After all you couldn't afford the heating bill in the Wintertime or the air conditioning bill in the Summer time if you lived in a glass house. This is all just something that I was thinking about that I decided to put into some words. Have a nice day :)