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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:43 pm 
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The Chinese are famous for their proverbs, or yànyŭ: words of wisdom gathered from literature or uttered by famous philosophers over the centuries. And, although ancient in some cases, many of these proverbs still provide valuable guidance in the modern age.

1. Different locks must be opened with different keys
Every problem we face in life will require a different set of skills to overcome. In a business context, or when managing relationships, it’s important to recognise that a “one key fits all” approach won’t work! Be flexible and face each new challenge with a fresh outlook and the right tools.

2. A blind horse always frightens itself
Most of us will have – at some point or another – wound ourselves up into a state of anxiety or fear when going in to a situation ill-informed. Feeling unprepared and out of one’s depth can easily lead to panic. This proverb reminds us that learning the lay of the land will help us to keep calm and know what plan of action to take.

3. You must enter the tiger’s den to catch his cubs
This is an animal-based alternative to the expression “no pain, no gain” or “nothing ventured, nothing gained.” And it reminds us that success in any enterprise requires taking a few risks – sometimes we need to make ourselves vulnerable in order to get what we want. A good example is throwing oneself head first into a new relationship: there’s always a chance of getting hurt, but in opening yourself up you might just find life-long love…

4. Dig the well before you are thirsty
The message here is simple: plan ahead. Prepare for any eventuality before it occurs to avoid any unwelcome scenarios!

5. The longer the string, the higher the kite will fly
Play the long game. Making a long-term plan, rather than rushing into things or expecting instant results, will reap benefits over time. In the digital age, many of us expect instant gratification – but remember – good things come to those who wait!

6. A single conversation with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books
In an age when we spend all day with our eyes glued to our phones or laptops, it’s important to remember the value of a good old conversation. Rather than getting the information you need from the internet, talk to an expert. Personal experience is a valuable resource that we should all tap!

7. Women hold up half the sky
It was Chairman Mao who came up with this snappy ode to women’s equality. “Today men and women are equal,” the communist leader also pronounced more than half a century ago. At a time when the pay gap and the treatment of women in the workplace has come into sharp focus, this resonates louder than ever.

8. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now
Don’t put things off. If you want success and growth in the future, the best time to act is now. And read in a literal sense, this proverb has added poignancy. We need to act today to protect our planet from the effects of pollution, before it’s too late.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articl ... odern-life

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:32 am 
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Thanks, Zogler.
Been a while since I read proverbs.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:04 am 
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Nice Zogler !

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:08 am 
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I deal with chinese in business on daily basis.
What they promise, almost never turns out to be true and they tend to change or cancel the deal even if they confirm to you 30 times everything it's ok.
And you can't call up on their shit, because they would "lose their face" and worlds ends. What a fucking bullshit.
No wonder they are called cowards so much.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:27 am 
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You need to know how to Wag the Dragon.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:35 am 
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Jared wrote: *
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You need to know how to Wag the Dragon.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 3wME9cBdmA
The first video on your list
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzH5eSKyFV8

- don't say anything, it's better to keep silent
- don't question or call up for their bullshit anyone "higher"


Fucking cowards.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:54 am 
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Ok then, Mr. Teachability Index.

There's one, set for stun.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:28 pm 
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Somehow declaring to myself internally "Allright, I will just try to tolerate their culture and pretend for the time being :roll: " made me release a big part of the problem I had with them, interesting :arrow: :shock:


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Here's one I read recently I liked.
Quote:
All words are wearisome
And a man will not be able to say them
Neither will the eye be satisfied with seeing
Nor will the ear be filled with hearing
What has been is what will be
And what has been done is what will be done
There is nothing new under the sun
Who will speak and say
"See this is new"?
For it has already been in the ages
That have passed before us
There is no remembrance of former things
And indeed, there shall be no remembrance of later things
By the things that will come after that
There is nothing new under the sun :geek:

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