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【美文】一棵树的四季

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假如你在冬季就已放弃,那你一定会错过春天的生机、夏季的美丽和秋天的收益。所以不要根据一个季节去评价一棵树,也不要根据一时的状态去评价一个人。

The Four Seasons of a Tree —By Vivek

There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each to go and look at a pear tree that was far away.

The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in the summer, and the youngest son went in the autumn. When they had all gone and came back, he called them together to describe what they had seen.

The first son said that the tree was ugly. The second son said no —it was covered with green buds and full of promise.

The third son disagreed. He said it was full of flowers that looked very beautiful.

The last son said it was full of fruit.

The man then explained to his sons that they were all wrong, because they had each seen just one season in the tree’s life.

He told them that you cannot judge what a tree is, or how a person is, by only one season. The pleasure, joy and love that comes from that life can only be measured at the end.

If you give up when it’s winter, you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer and the fruit of your fall.

Note: bud n.蓓蕾

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