In The Old Man and the Sea, when Santiago comments on the warbler, what general statement is he making?

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The warbler story is about how age and experience affect personality and ability. While Santiago fights the strong fish, a young warbler comes to sit on his line. It seems exhausted, and Santiago wonders if it is the bird's first trip across the bay; on a calm day, with no strong winds, the bird shouldn't be so tired. He wonders if the bird knows yet about the hawks that ride the high thermals, waiting for smaller birds to catch.

"Take a good rest, small bird," he said. "Then go in and take your...

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