'Don't stop and kick at every dog that barks at you' Meaning

What does the saying 'Don't stop and kick at every dog that barks at you' mean?

Meaning:

If we stop to kick at every dog that barks at us we will never arrive at our destination in life, because we are obsessed with righting insignifigant wrongs that should have no more effect on us then a dog that barks as we walk by.

Contributor: leon broussard

Country: American English American English | Subject Area: Animals | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used

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