In ancient times, an official from the northern part of the Great Wall went to work in the south of the Yangtze River. On the day of his arrival, the local people gave him a banquet to welcome him and wash his dust, so as to make the friendship of a local host. After three rounds of wine and five flavors of dishes, the cook brought a plate of water chestnut. The official put it directly into his mouth and stunned the people at the table. Water chestnut has a hard shell and two sharp horns. How can this adult eat with a shell? However, as soon as you think about it, you understand that this is a specialty of water. Adults have never seen it at all. Of course, they don’t know how to eat it.
Therefore, a warm-hearted man came to the official and gave a deep salute. He quietly reminded him, “Sir, this is a water chestnut. You can’t eat it until you peel off the shell.” the official was still wondering why it can’t be chewed and pierced. After listening to this, he reacted that he had made a fool of himself. However, he didn’t buy it. He stared and said, “I don’t know if this is water chestnut? I ate it with a shell on purpose to clear away heat and detoxify.”
The man said curiously, “it turned out that adults have eaten this. Could it be that adults also have this in their hometown?” the official disdained and said, “of course, there are everywhere in front of and behind the mountain.” the people present looked at each other: how can water chestnut grow on the mountain when it grows in the water? As a result, everyone saw that he was an unreasonable man and ignored him.
Many times, if you don’t understand, you won’t be ashamed. If you don’t know, you will be generous.