Teacher: When you are boiling a pot of water, but halfway through the boiling, you find there are not enough firewood to boil the pot of water. What will you do?
Student: I will buy more firewood so that I can continue to boil the water.
Teacher: Other than this, what else can you do?
Student: Hmm … ask neighbors and see if they can borrow me some firewood.
Teacher: What else?
Student: Well, I’ll try to find something to burn …
Teacher: Why not just pour half the water out from the pot?
Life never goes as planned. Sometimes you need to let go of what you have right now to get what you really want in life.
For the monkey to become a human, it needs to cut its tail. Monkey is hesitated and there are many questions in its mind. Will it hurt when cutting the tail? Will the body be still flexible after the tail was cut? I’m living with the tail for so long, I probably can’t bear to abandon it … So monkey is still monkey and does not become a human today.
Change will have pain. Change will have risks. Change will result uncomfortable emotions. But to improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. If there is no struggle, there is no progress.