A wounded tree

  In the 1950s, on a farm in the United States, a farmer put an iron ring around an elm tree on the manor for the convenience of tying cattle. As the elm grows up, the iron ring is slowly embedded in the tree, leaving a deep scar on the skin of the elm. One year, a strange plant fungal disease occurred in the local area, and all the elm trees in a radius of tens of kilometers died, but the elm tree with the iron ring survived.
  Why does this elm tree survive? Botanists became interested in this, so they organized personnel to conduct research. It turned out that it was the iron ring that scarred the elm tree that saved it. The elm tree absorbs a large amount of iron from the rusty iron ring and develops a special immunity to fungi. This tree is still growing on the farm near Beyula County, Michigan, USA, and it is full of vitality. In fact, every one of us will suffer all kinds of injuries like this tree in our life. But these injuries will become a kind of nourishment at certain moments, making life more resolute, strong, full of vitality and hope.
  As Mr. Yang Jiang said: “Everyone will have an extremely difficult time, the pressure of life, the frustration of work, the pressure of school, the pressure of love, and the panic of love. If you survive it, your life will suddenly become clear; you can’t survive. Yes, time will teach you how to shake hands and make peace with them, so don’t be afraid.” Keep an optimistic heart, even if you are a bad traveler, you still have to sail. You must always believe that if you can’t beat you, you will eventually make you stronger. Tell me about my own experience. My university majored in Chinese, and my writing skills have always been pretty good. So after graduation, I successfully entered a newspaper office for an internship. The editor-in-chief who took me at that time was the toughest in the whole newspaper. How strict is she to her subordinates? To put it the simplest, if there is a typo in the manuscript you hand in, you will be scolded. Since I was an intern, I have survived countless night shifts and revised numerous manuscripts. At most, a manuscript was revised 30 times before the editor-in-chief passed it.
  In that brightly lit city in Shanghai, for several years, I was accompanied by only one computer and one lamp. Many people advised me to change trainee teachers, there is no need to fight like this. However, only I know that it is precisely because of her strict requirements that my writing has advanced by leaps and bounds and become the best among all interns. At the end of the internship, I was the only one who stayed smoothly. Then I accidentally learned that the number of regularization at the time was recommended by the editor-in-chief. The painful “torture” of the editor-in-chief to me has benefited a lot from my writing career in the second half of my life.
  Later, since the rise of media platforms, I started my own writing business after resigning. Every time a reader leaves a message in the background, saying that my article is heart-warming and practical, I silently thank the editor-in-chief who has “tortured” me for several years. It is often said that whoever causes you pain will come to you. I have a deep understanding of this sentence for her. It was her sternness that made me who I am now.
  I especially like what the author Cao Youfang said: “The so-called growth is to accept any situation that occurs in life, even if it is unfortunate or bad, we must face it, solve it, and minimize the damage. “Those who deceive you and betray you, let you see the darkness of human nature, but will invisibly enlarge your pattern; those who despise you will hurt your self-esteem while also inspiring your fighting spirit. Those who are directed at you on the surface may just exercise your ability to deal with problems in another way. The person who causes you pain is not necessarily the person who hurt you, and the person who hurt you does not necessarily make you worse. No matter what kind of fate, their mission is to ferry you.
  I have seen such a short video: A Hua, a rural girl, has been ridiculed and bullied by her peers because of her obesity. She is therefore very inferior, but she has never been able to change. The mother-in-law couldn’t bear to see her in despair, so she said to her: “There is a dry well in the mountains. It is said that whoever fills the dry well with water, the Jade Emperor will show up to help her realize a wish.” After hearing her mother-in-law’s words, Ahua just lifted the wooden bucket. Go to water. In the process of carrying water, she encountered countless troubles. She was teased, fell down, and even broke her hands and bleeds. She was very painful and wanted to give up at one time, but seeing the bloated reflection in the bucket, she still chose to gritted her teeth to continue. Day after day, never stop. Until one day, the dry well was filled with water. She shouted to the sky expectantly: Where are you Jade Emperor? But the sky did not respond, only a few white clouds were floating. A Hua lowered her head sadly, but at the moment she lowered her head, she saw the delicate face and slender figure reflected in the well water. Harvard scholar Zhan Qingyun said: “It is not the scriptures that make Tang Seng a Tang monk, but the way to learn from the scriptures.” Everyone will experience painful moments, but once they get over it and look back, you will find that it is exactly During those days, I became who I am now. Pain is the beginning of awakening and the only way to growth. But if you are afraid of hardship and trouble, and avoid it, when it is unavoidable, these difficulties will become the biggest stumbling block in your life.
  As the saying goes, how can the plum blossoms smell fragrant without a chill. Simple and happy things can make you happy for a short time, but painful and difficult things can truly make you perfect. Be cruel to yourself and accept the things that make you painful. Those who have eaten and suffered will become the brightest stars in the night sky, guiding you to become a better person.
  In the past, we are all afraid of pain and want to avoid pain. But in fact, pain is not necessarily a bad thing. The person who makes you painful is sometimes your noble person; the things that make you painful are often the areas where you need improvement most. The writer Xi Murong said: “Setbacks will come and pass, tears will shed, and they will be put away. There is nothing to discourage me, because I have a long life.” She told us through experience: life is one After a marathon, go through the past, and look back, the suffering you have experienced will be your gift.