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诚信带来真正的幸福

诚信带来真正的幸福


这周读到一篇故事,令人映像深刻。故事讲的是宋代的晏殊,在晏殊未成年时,被推荐进入皇帝亲自主持的殿试。但是晏殊婉拒了皇帝给出的考题,并提议更换考题。原因是晏殊在殿试前早早的就对皇帝出的这道题做过练习,他认为这对殿试的其他人是不公平的行为。


又有一次,满朝文武举行大小宴会饮酒作乐,但晏殊却和弟弟在家苦读学习。皇帝听闻,希望晏殊来做太子的老师。但晏殊实话实说,说他并没不想享乐,只是家中清贫,没有闲钱出去玩乐。如果家中富有,也一样会和其他人一般作为。


上面两个事情,每一件都可能对晏殊的人生产生天翻地覆的好的变化。但是晏殊并没有在巨大的利益面前选择取巧,而是诚实的说出实情。这种不顺竿爬高,不粉饰自己的行为,使得皇帝对晏殊更加的爱惜,重视,最终予以大任。且为宋代后世培养出了如范仲淹,欧阳修,王安石等古代名人。


不顺竿爬高,不粉饰自己,用诚实作为人生的准则,原则。也许这样的人会被现代社会所嘲笑,嘲笑这样的人不懂得识时务,不懂得看眼色行事,不懂得委曲求全。但正是这样的品质,才能够一步一个脚印的踏踏实实的过好每一天,踏踏实实的做好每件事,真正被他人所信任,所予以重用。孔子说“巧言令色,鲜矣仁”。希望我们所有人都能够以诚待人,并带着这样的品质在往后过上更加幸福的生活。


Integrity brings true happiness

I read a story this week that was very impressive. The story tells about Yan Shu in the Song Dynasty. When Yan Shu was a minor, he was recommended to enter the imperial examination presided over by the emperor himself. However, Yan Shu declined the test questions given by the emperor and suggested changing the test questions. The reason is that Yan Shu had practiced the question asked by the emperor long before the palace examination. He believed that this was unfair to other people in the palace examination.

Another time, the civil and military officials of the Manchu Dynasty held large and small banquets to drink and have fun, but Yan Shu and his younger brother were studying hard at home. The emperor heard this and hoped that Yan Shu would become the prince's teacher. But Yan Shu told the truth, saying that he did not want to have fun, but his family was poor and he had no spare money to go out for fun. If the family is rich, they will behave like others.

Each of the above two things may bring about earth-shaking changes to Yan Shu's life. But Yan Shu did not choose to take tricks in the face of huge interests, but told the truth honestly. This behavior of not climbing up the ladder and not whitewashing himself made the emperor cherish and value Yan Shu even more, and finally gave him a big job. It also cultivated ancient celebrities such as Fan Zhongyan, Ouyang Xiu, Wang Anshi and others for later generations of the Song Dynasty.

Don’t climb up the ladder, don’t whitewash yourself, use honesty as the criterion and principle of life. Perhaps such people will be ridiculed by modern society, ridiculing such people for not knowing how to understand current affairs, not knowing how to act based on looks, and not knowing how to compromise. But it is this kind of quality that enables us to live each day step by step, do everything well, and be truly trusted and valued by others. Confucius said, "Knowledge of words brings beauty, and benevolence shines brightly." I hope that all of us can treat others with sincerity and live a happier life with this quality in the future.

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