(Translation) 2019 助長
|English||Helping Sprouts Grow|
|Translator(s)||Participants of 2019 JSG Summer Hanmun Workshop (Intermediate Training Group)|
Student Translation : Nadia Arzberger
Thou shall not be like the man from the state of Song. [Among] the people of the state of Song there was a man who was concerned about his sprouts not growing and he pulled them up. He rushed back home and said to his family: "I am exhausted today [because] I helped the sprouts grow." His son [heard that and] rushed to see them [but] the sprouts had withered and died. In the world, those who do not help the sprouts grow are few. It is considered useless that [they can] not help and leave them, are those who do not weed. [However] those who [try to] help them grow, are those who pull the sprouts up. Not only that it is useless but also harmful them [even more].
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