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Wonderful Story : Wisdom 3 x 8 = 23

June 11th, 2010 4 comments

This is one of my favorite story about Wisdom. This story happened on Zhou Dynasty in China, when Confucius live. Confucius was a thinker and social philosopher, whose teachings and philosophy have deeply influenced Asian people thought and way of life. In this story, we can learn that wisdom doesn’t mean that we have to be correct all the time. As we can see together, almost all trouble in this world happen when everyone argue each other which one is right and which one is wrong. Sometimes, we forget what the most important is… Let’s learn from this story what called wisdom.

Yan Hui was Confucius’s favorite disciple who love learning, he also have a good personality.

One day when Yan Hui was on duty, he saw a fabric store was surrounded by many people. He approached and found a buyer and seller of fabric is being debated.

Buyer shouted: “3 X 8 = 23, why did you say 24?”

Yan Hui fabric buyers approached and said: “My friend, 3 X 8 = 24, no longer debatable.”

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