Moderate life, to live more advanced, more happy.
Empty, is to know clear zero
In the 1954 World Cup, Brazil was expected to lose to a lesser French team in the semi-finals.
After the plane landed, Brazil’s players disembarked one by one, refusing even to have a word with the fans who had come to pick them up.
Suddenly, an elderly man appeared in the crowd, holding a prominent banner that said, “Just so.”
At that moment, many of the players were surprised, then they were relieved and felt a rare sense of relief.
Four years later, Brazil made it all the way to the World Cup title.
Fans greeted at the airport sang and danced, banners of welcome and praise were everywhere, and the scene was lively.
The Brazil captain took a look and saw the “just so” banner reappear.
Puzzled, he went straight to the old man and asked:
“You held this banner when we lost;We made it. You’re still holding this banner. What’s the message?”
The old man said.
“That’s all there is to life.There is no such thing as sorrow or complacency, such as defeat or victory.”
The Captain of the Brazil team thought for a long time and said to the old man:
“Can we have this banner as a souvenir?”
The old man agreed, and the “just so” banner now hangs most prominently in the Brazilian team’s museum of honor.
This story reminds me of a sentence once said by Bai Yansong:
“Learn to zero, so that the bad does not affect the future, so that the good does not confuse the present.
In one’s life, it is inevitable that there will be success and failure, how to face prosperity and adversity, testing a person’s mentality and wisdom.
When things are going well, we should “reset ourselves to zero” at the right time to guard against arrogance and rashness. We should neither rest on our laurels nor take success as a “burden”.
In times of adversity, have the courage to “zero” yourself, so that you will not abandon yourself and fail, but can start all over again.
Blindly into the pain of the past and unable to extricate themselves is poor, blindly intoxicated with the success of the past and do not think of the person is pathetic.
Good and bad things will become the past, learn to put down, good at zero, life will not lose direction.
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