读书的意义

读书何用?先贤教育我们:修身齐家治国平天下。

读书者,首要乃是修身,然后齐家。古人云:朝闻道,夕死可矣。说的就是这个道理。读书的意义不在于为了什么,只是闻道罢了。让无知变得有知起来,然后越有知,就越无知。如此反复,读书也。

不过,人是一种自私的动物,为了调节这个自私,人就需要有人来管理自己,以不至于自相残杀到绝种的地步。人于是成立了政府,需要有人治国平天下了。

书么,人人都是会读的。自己说自己才高八斗意义不大。而这个社会却永远是少数人管理多数人的。于是,产生了供需矛度。供给少,而需求多也。咋办?

考试呗。

俺私下里揣摩考试就是这么来的。你们不是说你们自己书都读得好吗?可是我位置只有这么点啊,只好优秀者得之。何谓优秀呢?请考试。

于是,自孔子以来,考试,成为一种文化,一种社会的秩序。到了大唐盛世,帝王们不拘一格以求人才,就发明了科举。考试,便成为了传统。于是,读书,便等于了考试。

古人还有两个字叫做:寒窗。这四个字已经暗合了投入、收益、风险的现代利益关系。怎么说呢?万千学子过那根独木桥,是层层选拔,一朝成名天下知的人毕竟是少数。所以,这个读书考试而成功的概率的比较小,也就是风险比较大。(当然,做了状元,收益也很大)既然风险比较大,那么投入就需要谨慎。大笔的投入做风险较大的事情,不智也。于是,顺理成章,寒窗也。

然而,可悲的是,考试,却终结了读书的本意,也终结了朝闻道,夕死可矣的求学心境。

读书是一种寂寞的事业。寒窗苦读,无人知晓。百年之后,或有后人考古得知先年有一大贤。如是而已。做官发财却是一种热闹的事业。关起门来做官,做不长;躲起来发财,发不出。读书的心境和做官发财的心境本来就是矛盾,能化解此中矛盾,融会贯通,的确非常人也。

Smoking does not mean lowlife

It is a first raining day of my living in HK. A big raining morning, however, it is sunny now.

In my opinion, many commodities in HK are very expensive. A network line with only 2 meters long is HK$ 50! I can buy 25 pieces of such lines in Shanghai with 50 yuan. But, there must be exception in this word. The shampoo is much cheaper. Some band valued 70s yuan in Shanghai only needs 21 HK$ in HK. Anyway, HK is a costliness city.

Yesterday I had the dinner with three doctors who will be my teachers in this semester. The purpose was very obvious and three doctors agreeably took part in the dinner with their families. I must say I am segregative man, however, for my score, I must do it.

I found a fact that the doctors also smokes. My father told me that people in the classes seldom smoke and smoking people are lowlife. Now I find that is a totally lie. In the dinner, two doctors said:” Let’s smoke?” Smoking is forbidden in many restaurants, so they also went through the hall, came into the lift, came out the lift, and opened the gate, smoked at the street!

Today’s 5 words:

Charismatic 魅力型的
Stipulation 契约
Abide 遵守
Seminar 研究会
Duly 适时地