After New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, and two weeks later, we ushered in another traditional festival, the Lantern Festival. Lantern Festival, also known as Shangyuan Festival, is a very famous festival in China. At noon, my uncle prepared delicious Lantern Festival for us, which is different from the glutinous rice balls we usually eat. The Lantern Festival is made by hand, and it tastes more tenacious and delicious.
In the evening, under the arrangement of my uncle, we went to have a dinner together. The meals were very sumptuous, and the staple food was dumplings. When eating dumplings during the Chinese New Year, everyone always wraps a few coins in them. Those who eat the coins will herald a wealth of wealth in the new year and smooth sailing. The adults said that the probability of lucky coins at night is 1 percent. Fortunately, Zi Teng and I both found the hidden coins while eating dumplings! This means that we will all have a good start in the new year, and it also encourages us to work towards a better direction.
After dinner, everyone set off fireworks outside: Sky Cannon, Sky-Changing Monkey, Er Tijiao, Fairy Stick... There are many, many, many wonderful videos were recorded during the process, and I will share them with you in the photo and video column later, respect Please look forward to.
In the sound of firecrackers, we ended the day's activities, and the last thing we want to say is: the fifteenth day of the first lunar month in 2023, the Lantern Festival. We lived a very fulfilling, happy, and unforgettable day on this day, which is rare.
Washington's 110 Rules of Life
Washington was the first president after the founding of the United States, and he was the most outstanding general and hero in the early days of the founding of the United States. And he also won the admiration of the people of the United States, so he worked hard to build a country and gradually made the United States of America rich and powerful. So what enabled Washington to achieve such feats and be admired by the world? It is inseparable from the education he received. Uncle often told us that childhood education is very important. The education received at this stage lays the foundation for the way of thinking and behavior in the future.
In Washington's biography, Washington had this experience as a child: "George Washington wrote a transcript of the 110 Rules of Civilization in his school book when he was 14 years old. These maxims originated in France in the late sixteenth century. , and was widely circulated in Washington's time. This exercise is now recognized as a formative influence on the development of his character, including the rules of pleasant conduct in the world, appropriate actions in formal situations, and general politeness." Later this The 110 principles have been compiled into a book and circulated all over the world. By reading these 110 principles, they are telling people how to become a gentleman, a cultivated and successful person.
In the process of reading this book, I have been thinking about a question in my mind, that is, whether I can do what I say. Many people think that letting children read these books, such as traditional Chinese cultural books, can make children knowledgeable and sensible, and become an excellent person. But why do many children read a lot of content under the instructions of their parents, but have no real progress? The reason why Washington was able to follow the principles of life when he was a child was mainly because he had such an environment. The aristocratic environment at that time enabled him to integrate the principles better, so that he could do what he said. On the other hand, today's children live in a complicated society, understand knowledge and principles, but no one around them practices them personally, and no one lives up to the principles in the sages' scriptures. After all, the child will not become a good child as the parents hope.
We are very lucky, because the environment that uncle created for us enables us to gradually get rid of the bad habits in the original society, and through his words and deeds, we have a deep understanding and action of traditional culture and the principles of life. Only in this environment can we have a chance to be a good person, a truly happy person.