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Chinese culture has rich tales, stories, myth, legends that reflect chinese people's ways of thinking, things they value and respect, and morals...

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A Chinese Anecdote : Eat in the East and Slept in the West

There once was a girl who lived in the Qi Kingdom. She was at marriageable age. As time went on, more potential suitors were proposing to her. One day two different men went to her house to propose. The first man was from the Eastern family. The Eastern family was very wealthy but ugly, and the second man was from the Western family, and was handsome but very poor.


Thus arose a problem, which family, and which man. Her parents discussed it all day and at length they realized the problem should also have her opinion. Hearing her parent's explanation, she was silent. Her parents realizing how difficult this decision would be said, "If you are embarrassed to speak your thoughts you may point using your hand." Tentatively the girl raised her right hand indicating the Eastern family, suddenly she also raised her left indicating the Western household. Her parents were bemused, "What ? You can't marry both of them." "No," she replied, "I was going to eat at the Eastern household and sleep at the Western family."

Beyond this story, we see that in our lives we sometimes face difficult choices and we live in a dilemma. When that kind of event arises we should think about our priorities, which choices that really fit our passions, desires, and moral values. And we must be very well determined when making our decisions, we must not regret and live a full life and awareness walking on those decisions.

Reference:
Zhongguo Gudai Yuyan Gushi

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1 comment:

klivengood said...

Hahaha...I like this story...but then you were all right.

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