A story about a large calabash

One day an ancient Chinese philosopher visited Shi, his friend philosopher Zhuangzi, Hui. Hui Shi Zhuangzi said, that the calabash tree presents fruit wore a large calabash of his King. The calabash was too large, as a bottle as would it be used generally. Hui is trying, as water use jar, but it was too heavy, when wear it full of water. He cut it in the middle and trying, use it as a ladle of water. Hui found again, it was too large, and that it would not work. He could not come good with other ideas for its use. He decided that it was useless, and threw it.


Zhuangzi considered Hui shook his head, telling him that Hui not know, how the value of things to determine or how to use them. A cat is not as big as a bull, but it catches mice. A Bull is not as fast as a cat, but it provides milk. Everything existed value, characteristics and purpose, in the world regardless of its size. It was not the great gourd, which was impossible. It was hui's vision, the it useless. Zhuangzi continued, "if I were you, I would have cut it in half and each half made a boat." You could as a tribute to your King gifted. "You could use the other enjoy nature at the West Sea."


Zhuangzi told him not to the value of things by size, to determine the appearance or weight. He said, everything thing in the world exists value, features, meaning and purpose. It is only people who understand the value, features, meanings and purposes things.


This is where the story ends. The author sees more importance behind the story. There are more interpretations between the lines. Zhuangzi, a naturalist and philosopher, took the position of maintaining something natural to change selfish reasons based on people rather than of artificial things. The author of believes that Zhuangzi has to say not only that of nature. His intention to extend this thinking may have on people. I wonder, what readers would think if I replaced the above key sentences with: all the people that exists in the world are valuable, and have properties, meaning and a purpose. Do not judge them by height, weight, appearance, personality, scholastic background or behavior. If you, say that someone is useless, they are not the person who is useless; It is you who is useless.


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