People with a real big picture know exactly what they really want and what kind of life they want. They put all their attention on correcting their mistakes, improving themselves and moving forward towards their goals without any distractions.
The more such people, the less and rotten things, small people trivial entanglements, not because of the views of others be swayed by considerations of gain and loss, not because of the reality of gossip tangled.
This is just as Wang Yangming said in Chuanxi Lu, holding one’s will is like heartache.With all my heart on pain, do I have time to gossip or meddle?
Really big pattern of people, stick to their ambition, as heartache.
Where is the time and energy left to gossip and meddle in other things, when the mind is preoccupied with pain?
When Zeng Guofan was appointed to the hanlin Academy, the father of his boss Zhao Luoban went to Beijing and invited his colleagues to the banquet.
At that time, Zeng Guofan had just become an official, and his salary was very limited.
Moreover, he was so scornful of the business that he offended his boss by not going to the show in spite of his colleagues’ advice.
Fortunately, Zeng Guofan was then promoted to several levels successively, and his official position was higher than That of Zhao Zao. Even though Zhao Zao had thousands of dissatisfaction, he could only bear it in his heart.
Unfortunately, it did not last long. Later, Zeng Guofan was impeached, and then he was demoted several levels and worked under Zhao Zhuan again.
At that time, Zeng Guofan suffered from tinea versicolor and couldn’t sit for a long time, so he went to Zhao Yi to take a leave of absence for cultivation at home.
After waiting for the opportunity of revenge, Zhao Zhuan made a straight face and scolded him angrily: “You have just been demoted, so you want to ask for leave. Do you think much of our official?Your false, I forbid!”Zeng guofan had to continue to work despite the illness.
On ordinary days, Whenever he gets a chance, Zhao Zao will scold him, speak ill of him and suppress him everywhere, even his colleagues cannot see past him.
Zeng Guofan, however, just did his job as if nothing were wrong.
Zeng Guofan later set great achievements, there has been no opportunity to retaliate Zhao Zao.This is the larger the pattern of the people, the less entwine.
Zeng Guofan said, “A scholar has three fights: don’t fight with a gentleman for fame, don’t fight with a villain for profit, and don’t fight with heaven and earth.”