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Chinese fairy tale story

 

 

When you receive our product, you would luckily get a postcard with graphic design. But, you don’t know the story and the what it tells. Like this postcard, a man is lifting a hoe in the middle of the mountain. But, this beautifully designed postcard tells a fairy tale story.

 

Chinese fairy tales-How the foolish old man moved mountains.

 

Yu gong in sculpture

 

 

In ancient times, there was an old man named Yu Gong. He was very stubborn, so everybody also called him the foolish man. He was nearly 90 years old. There were two mountains in front of his house. One was the Taihang Mountain, the other the Wangwu Mountain. It was very inconvenient for people to come and go.

 

One day, Yu Gong said to the whole family:

 

"These two mountains block the doorway of our house. It is very inconvenient for us to come and go. Let our whole family exert efforts to move away from these two mountains. How about it?"

 

Upon hearing this, all his sons and grandsons said:

 

"You are right. Let us start tomorrow!"

 

But his wife felt it too difficult to move the mountains. She said:

 

"Do you know how high these two mountains are? How can you move such big mountains? Where can you put all the stones and earth?"

 

Everybody said:

 

"So long as we work hard together, we can certainly move away from these two mountains. We can carry the stones and earth of the mountains to the sea."

 

The following day, Yu Gong led the whole family and started to move the mountains. His neighbor was a widow with a son, only 7 or 8 years old. When he heard of this, he also came to help happily. They worked nonstop every day, fearing neither heat in summer nor cold in winter, neither wind nor rain.

 

When an intelligent old man named Zhi Sou saw Yu Gong's family moving the mountains, he thought it ridiculous and said to Yu Gong:

 

"You are so old that you can hardly walk. Can you move the mountains?"

 

Yu Gong replied:

 

"You are not even as clever as a child. Though I am about to die, I have sons. When my sons die, there are still grandsons. Generation after generation, my offspring are endless. But with more and more stones being removed, smaller and smaller will the mountains become. Not a grain of earth or a piece of stone will grow on the mountains. If we work without stop every day, why can't we move away from the mountains?"

 

Zhi Sou, who thought himself clever, had nothing more to say.

 

Yu Gong led his family digging the mountains continually from early morning till late at night. They finally moved God, who sent two celestials to the world to walk away from these two mountains.

 

This fairy tale story tells us about the spirit of never giving up.

 

the foolish old man in tv show

 

Just like Yu gong, even though everybody called him the foolish man. But nothing can stop him. In our daily life, we will have to face lots of troubles, do we overcome them all, or give up?

 

So, we can think over ourselves through this Chinese fairy tale story.

 

The designer talks about the process about the theme: Although hard, but enough fun. Would try more fairytale theme again.

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