Bai Yansong said:
"Whether a person has a culture is not based on how high his education is.
People with academic qualifications do not necessarily have culture; People without education are not necessarily uneducated.
Reading a lot of books, having a high diploma, and having education are sometimes completely different. "
People who are truly literate have achieved the following.
A flight attendant named Judy told an interesting story about Liu Shishi on the Weibo.
As a stewardess, Judy often meets all kinds of big coffees and stars, but these big coffees and stars didn’t leave a deep impression on her until she met Liu Shishi a few days ago.
On that day, Liu Shishi took the first class. When Judy went to tidy up the first class after the plane landed, she was surprised to find that the quilt on Liu Shishi’s seat was neatly folded.
Judy was shocked at once:"In the past, all the guests in the first class huddled their quilts, threw them under their feet and left. I didn’t expect the poems to be stacked neatly. I was so touched."
People who fly in first class are usually people of great status, but you see, there are so few people who fold quilts. Occasionally, a flight attendant will be moved for a long time.
On May 1 ST, I met a wandering singer on the road. The singer sang very well. After a song, many people walked by and threw the change into the singer’s hat, but then, a lady’s behavior surprised people.
She went to the hat and crouched down slowly.Gently put two coins into the hat, and smiled and nodded to the wandering singer.
Educated, I don’t care if I have read many books. But at this moment: many people lose her too much.
Comparing this matter, I am reminded of Bai Yansong’s words:
"Whether a person has a culture is not based on how high his education is. People with academic qualifications do not necessarily have culture, while those without academic qualifications do not necessarily have no culture. "
Read a lot of books, have a high diploma,And whether you have culture or not are sometimes completely different.
Wu Xiao Xian told another touching story.
Once, he followed the boss to talk about business, and at lunch, he ordered a table in the hotel.
Halfway through the meal, the waiter served a special dish, and the boss said politely, "Thank you, we don’t need any more dishes."
The waiter explained:"This dish is free."
The boss still smiled and replied: "We don’t want it for free, we can’t eat it, it’s a waste."
After the meal, the boss wrapped the leftovers.
On the way back to the company, the boss drove slowly, as if looking at something.
Wu Xiao Xian was wondering when the boss stopped the car, picked up the packaged food, got off the bus and walked over to a beggar, and handed it over with his hands.
What is culture? This is culture. Culture is self-cultivation rooted in the heart.
I read another story in People’s Daily.
On the weekend, my nephew followed a Chinese to go fishing in Sydney, Australia. Every time you cast a net, you always get something.
But every time the net is pulled up, the Chinese always pick it up and throw most of its shrimps and crabs back into the sea.
His nephew was puzzled: "I finally hit it, why throw it back?"
Chinese answer:"Fish and shrimp that meet the specified size can be caught."
His nephew said, "No one can care about you on the high seas?"
The Chinese smiled faintly: "Not everything needs to be reminded and urged by others!"
What is culture? This is culture. Culture is consciousness without reminding.
What is freedom?
Many people’s understanding is that freedom is to let yourself do what you want freely.
But people who think like this don’t know what real freedom is.
Linda, a Chinese-American writer, wrote a book "Worry in the Deep of History", which presents a fact:The United States is both the freest country in the world and the least free country in the world.
On one occasion, he accompanied his friends to visit the Grand Canyon of America.
My friend picked up the coke can and wanted to throw it into the Grand Canyon: "What a pity not to do something in such a deep canyon!" "
Linda got a fright, hurriedly stop:"This is illegal."
The freest America in the world is actually full of illiberality:
It is illegal to hold an open wine bottle in the street;
It is illegal for parents to slap their children when they cry.
Many people in China don’t understand why the United States has so many restrictions. In fact, it is precisely because of so many constraints that American freedom has been created.
The philosopher Mill said: "Constraints are the mother of freedom. Personal freedom must be based on not infringing on the freedom of others. "
What is culture? This is culture. Culture is freedom based on constraints.
There was a man who taught his disciples to break glass products and put them into garbage bags, and wrote on them with a pen: "There are glass fragments inside, it’s dangerous!" "
In this way, garbage collectors won’t scratch their fingers.
The mineral water bottles after drinking drinks are also emptied and tightened, which is convenient for waste recyclers to collect.
You ask me what is culture? This is culture. Culture is kindness for others.
When going to the toilet, think of the next person who goes to the toilet;
When throwing garbage, think of the next garbage collector;
No matter what you do, you must think of the next person;
Xia Yan, a dramatist, was in great pain before he died.
The secretary said, "I’ll call the doctor."
Just as he was about to open the door, Xia Yan opened his eyes and said with difficulty:"Not called, please."
Then he passed out and never woke up.
"Not called, please." Xia Lao changed a word, but touched a building.
Xia Lao is a truly literate person.
A true literate person does not depend on how many books he has read or what school he has attended, but should have four qualities:
Cultivation rooted in the heart;
Consciousness without reminding;
Freedom based on constraints;
Kindness for others.
Many times, culture is a hidden existence, and it is a criterion of life. It may not be visible, but it’s important.
It will make you richer in thought, more advanced in choice, more independent in doing things and more interesting in life, all of which are good for you.
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