The low water is the sea, the low man is the king (incisive)

/June 2022

the ancients said, "if the wood is better than the forest, the wind will destroy it; if you walk higher than man, the public will not do it."

Don't be arrogant in dealing with people and things. For there is rain in heaven and disaster in men.

those who have been ridiculed may rise; those who have looked down on them may soar.

the lower the water is the sea, the lower the man is the king, the more he can lower himself, the more he moves!


being arrogant and laying the root of disaster

Laozi once said to Confucius:

because of a little achievement, he lost himself and thought he could do anything, which laid the groundwork for failure.

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those arrogant people who think they have a certain degree of power and talent are arrogant and defiant.

do not know that arrogance is the beginning of a person's decline, and those who always regard themselves as pearls are in danger of being buried.

Poetry fairy Li Bai, who was appreciated by Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty, forgot his identity and asked Goliath to take off his boots, and even "the son of Heaven did not call him on board, claiming that his minister was an immortal in wine." Finally, even the emperor ignored it.

people who are proud of themselves often don't go far.

it wasn't long before Li Bai offended the people in the palace and was finally alienated.

the ancients said:

Don't be too public about others, or you may cause trouble for yourself.

Zeng Guofan once said: "people are defeated without the word'Yi', and people can not be disgusted with the word 'arrogance'."

to be a man, you should know yourself and act according to your ability, so as not to lead to extinction.

and the really strong never show off.


keep a low profile, fortune

the ancients said, "if you choose to stand high, sit flat and walk wide."

look at problems profoundly, be humble in dealing with others, and leave leeway in dealing with others. The higher the realm of

, the more modest people tend to be.

the full ears of wheat always keep their heads down, and only the empty grain will raise its head to the sky.

there is such an interesting story circulating in Peking University. A freshman reported that when he saw an old man who thought he was a security guard, he asked to let him see his luggage and go through the formalities himself.

as a result, the old man waited for a long time with the scorching sun on his head until the students came back after completing the formalities.

only later did the student know that the plainly dressed, humble and courteous old man who helped him with his luggage was Ji Xianlin, a master of Chinese studies.

Ji Xianlin has a reputation of simplicity, modesty and brilliance all his life. He never cares about it, nor does he rely on his talents and possessions. He is only willing to do learning in a down-to-earth manner and live a life of ordinary people.

there is a saying in the Analects of Confucius: "the gentleman is peaceful but not arrogant, and the villain is arrogant but not Thai."

A gentleman is proud, but not arrogant, outstanding but courteous.

and a proud and sharp person will fall into a quagmire by ignoring others.

Zeng Guofan said: "humility is a noble appearance." the higher the realm, the more modest he is.

because they understand that

people are but a drop in the ocean, and only with humility and constant practice can they be left alone.

modesty is not only the rule of settling down, but also the dormancy of "a gentleman hides his utensils in his body and moves when he waits".


only when the land is not afraid of its low can the water gather into the sea, and only when people are not afraid of its low can the masses become king.

born in the world, bow your head when it's time to bow!

the millet matured and bowed its head; the sunflower matured and bowed its head.

if you don't bow, the wind will break it and the rain will rot it.

to hold your head high is to be positive, and to bow your head is to rise abruptly based on accumulated strength.

May you learn to bow your head and be humble for the rest of your life.