The courage to give up-woodmam

The courage to give up

  Life is complex and sometimes simple, so simple that it is only about gaining and giving up. It is perfectly justifiable to take what you should take, but to give up what you should not take.

  If you hold on to what you want and do not let go, even if you are insatiable, it will bring endless pressure and even destruction.

  In the Jin dynasty, Lu Ji's "A Fierce Tiger's Journey" says: "Thirst does not drink water from a stolen spring; heat does not rest from the shade of an evil wood." It is about a kind of renunciation, a kind of sobriety in the face of temptation.

  Lin Zexu, the Qing dynasty official famous for selling cigarettes at the Tiger Gate, knew the principle of renunciation. He took "no desire is just" as his motto and spent 40 years as an official, keeping himself clean in the face of power, money and beauty. He taught his two sons to "never rely on their father's power", which was in fact his rule of thumb in the world; in his "Letter of Self-Analysis of Family Property", he said, "The value of my land and family property has been discounted to 300 silver pieces" and "I have no cash to share at the moment. In his "Book of Self-Analysis of Family Property", he said, "The value of his land and family property was three hundred silver pieces" and "there was no cash to be divided at present", which shows his honesty.

  In our real life, there is also a need for a kind of sobriety of renunciation. In fact, in today's world of materialism and wine, there are so many temptations in front of everyone, especially for those in power, that it can be said to be a "no-brainer". This requires a clear head and the courage to give up. If you hold on to what you want, or even if you are insatiable, it can lead to endless stress, pain and anxiety, and even to your own destruction.

  Life is complex and sometimes simple, even so simple that there is only acquisition and renunciation. It is perfectly justifiable to take what you should take, but to give up what you should not take. It is often easy to take what you want, but it takes great courage to give up. If you want to steer the boat of life well, everyone is faced with an eternal problem: learning to give up!

  The Russian writer Tolstoy wrote a short story about a farmer who worked every morning and evening to cultivate a small piece of barren land, but the harvest was small. An angel took pity on the farmer's plight and told him that if he could only keep running forward, all the land he ran over, no matter how big it was, would be his.

  So the farmer ran forward excitedly, and kept running, and kept running! When he got tired of running, he wanted to stop and rest, but then he thought of his wife and children at home, who needed more land to work and earn money! So, he ran on again and again. The farmer was so tired that he couldn't breathe anymore.

  However, the farmer thought of his future age, when he might not have anyone to take care of him and he would need money, so he tried his best to run on, despite his panting.

  Finally, his strength gave out and he fell to the ground and died!

  It is true that we must strive to live in the world, but when we have to keep "running forward" and "trying to make money" for ourselves, for our children and for a better life, we must also be aware that sometimes it is time to It is time to "run back"! Because your wife and children are leaning against the door waiting for you to come back!

  "Run back, run back!" If you don't "run back", we may never see each other again!

  Give up and get better

  Don't be afraid to make the wrong choice, for mistakes are often the precursor to the right.

  Learn that it is possible to give up the forest for a tree, and this may be another kind of treasure.

  "A fish is what I want; a bear's paw is also what I want; I cannot have both, so I will give up the fish and take the paw." When we are faced with a choice, we must learn to give up. Giving up does not mean failure.

  Like playing Go, if you give up a small gain, you will get a bigger one. But if you try to get both the fish and the bear's paw, you won't even get the fish.

  In the Battle of Waterloo, the muddy roads caused by heavy rain made it difficult for the artillery to move. Napoleon was reluctant to give up his best artillery, and if he delayed, reinforcements might arrive before his own, which would have been unthinkable. However, in the interval of hesitation, several hours passed and the opposing reinforcements arrived. As a result, the tide of battle quickly turned and Napoleon suffered a crushing defeat. Napoleon's defeat is proof that in the critical moments of life, when the future and destiny are at stake, we must not hesitate and wander, but must be decisive and bold enough to give up. The best military men always concentrate their forces on the most important battlefield and go all out for victory, while willingly making concessions and sacrifices on the less important battlefields and accepting losses and shame on the secondary battlefields. Similarly, in the battlefield of life, we must be good at giving up and devote our time and energy to the main battlefield, without having to care about the gains and losses and glory and shame of the secondary battlefield. In our academic life, it is equally important to learn to give up. When you walk past a basketball court or a football field and see someone else playing to their heart's content and hear the sound of laughter, can you not be impressed? But that's when we have to give up one thing: studying in a hot, dry classroom or moving around on a cool, green pitch. We must weigh up the pros and cons and give up the latter for the former, because our future is more important than the fleeting pleasures.

  We should learn to give up and dare to give up, not to be calculating for a little gain, not to be afraid to choose wrong, for wrong is often the precursor of right, and it teaches us gradually to give up. In fact, in life; we must learn to give up, learn that we can give up the whole forest for a tree, which is perhaps another kind of cherishing. The future is unknowable, but I can still grasp what is in front of me, I can still cherish these finite things in the midst of infinity!

  Life, too, is sublimated in this kind of renunciation and cherishing!

  The Tragedy of the Monkey

  The boat of life cannot carry too many materialistic desires and vanities; one must learn to carry them lightly when reaching the other side.

  There was a monk who was an ascetic and prepared to leave the village where he lived and go into seclusion in an uninhabited mountain, taking with him only a piece of cloth for his clothes.

  The villagers knew that he was a devout monk and gave him a piece of cloth as a change of clothes without a second thought.

  When the monk returned to the mountain, he found that a mouse in his hut would often bite his clothes while he was meditating.

  Having got a cat, he then thought - "What is the cat going to eat? I don't want the cat to eat the mouse, but it can't just eat some fruit and wild vegetables like me!" So he asked the villagers for a dairy cow, so that the cat could live on milk.

  But after living in the mountains for a while, he found that he had to spend a lot of time every day taking care of the cow, so he went back to the village and he found a poor tramp, so he took the homeless tramp to live in the mountains to help him take care of the cow.

  After the tramp had lived in the mountains for a while, he complained to the monk, "I am not like you, I need a wife, I want a normal family life."

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