Proverbs Per Perspective Published on April 13, 2021December 23, 2021 by oddboxcomics2 Comments The early bird getting the worm means to get out there as soon as you can to achieve your goals. But…what about the worm? What does the worm have to say about this? It would be best for the worm to be lazy and sleep in late, since, if he gets up early, there are a lot of early birds that might get him. Birds have different ethics and attitudes than worms and, as a consequence, have different proverbs.