Tag Archives: Zhu Xi

Does it flip when you’re old?

少年老い易く学成り難し (Shounen oiyasuku gaku narigatashi; “For a youth to age is easy, and to become a scholar is hard”) Definition: People should study hard when they’re young, because time is precious and fleeting. When you’re young you feel like you … Continue reading

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Apple tree turning yellow

(林檎黄変) 臨機応変 rin.ki.ou.hen Literally: meet – opportunity – reply – change Alternately: Adapting to the current situation. Playing things by ear. “Facing the current situation and responding to changes.” Specifically, responding appropriately to changing situations, with the knowledge that it … Continue reading

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