try another direction

  A reporter was writing at home, and his four-year-old son was clamoring to play with him. The reporter had no choice but to pick up a magazine. Seeing the world map on the back cover, he tore it into several pieces, and said to his son, Dad will play with you when you put the map together. After less than five minutes, the son said that it was finished. The reporter didn’t believe that his son could put together the map so quickly, and thought he was lying. But when I turned around and took a look, it was really well done. It turned out that there was a person’s head portrait on the back of the map. After the son put the head portrait together, the map was complete.
  So some people say that to do things, one must first be a man, and when a man is done well, his world will be perfect. This is of course a very wise association, and thanks to his thinking, the flexibility of thinking is so strong that it can jump from trivial things to the realm of life. But this matter itself is not that complicated. If there is any philosophy, it is just a matter of perspective and method of doing things. As the saying goes, all roads lead to Rome. In this world, there are many paths to the goal, and not all the methods of success have been tried by the predecessors. Sometimes, Quyou Xiaodao can just approach the target. Therefore, everything should not be confined to conventional thinking and customary practices, and go all the way to the dark. Just like that little kid, try another direction, maybe things will be much easier.
  Ji Xiaolan told an anecdote about a “stone beast in the river” in “Yuewei Thatched Cottage Notes”. The story says that a temple in the south of Cangzhou was close to the river bank, and the mountain gate collapsed into the river, and the two stone beasts in front of the gate also sank to the bottom of the river. More than ten years later, the monks raised funds to rebuild the mountain gate, but no stone animals were salvaged in the adjacent river section, so they thought they were washed downstream by the river. So he searched downstream for more than ten miles with the boat and the iron rake, but there was still no trace.
  A school teacher who set up tents in the temple to teach apprentices laughed after hearing this. He said, you people are not good at deducing the truth of things. This is not a piece of wood, how could it be taken away by the flood? The stone is hard and heavy, but the river sand is loose and light. The stone beasts fall on the river sand and sink deeper and deeper. Isn’t it absurd to look for them along the river? Everyone thought he was right.
  An old river soldier laughed again when he heard this. He said that any stones that fell into the river should be searched upstream. The stone is hard and heavy, while the river sand is loose and light. If the river water cannot move the stone, the reaction force will push the sand under the stone out of the pit, and the deeper it goes, when the pit exceeds half of the stone, The stone must fall forward. If you keep rushing down like this, the stone will continue to turn forward, and over time it will go upstream. It is absurd to go downstream to find stone beasts, wouldn’t it be even more absurd to dig them in situ?
  According to his words, the stone beast was indeed found several miles upstream.
  This story is very interesting, and it doesn’t look like a fairy tale, fabricated out of thin air, because the special law of interaction between river water, stones and sand under certain conditions is indeed scientific, and only those who have been engaged in river engineering for a long time have this kind of knowledge. experience. Lao He Bing’s experience tells us that the answers to some questions are not necessarily in conventional thinking. If there is no solution to the positive, we might as well do the opposite.