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Tiger learns skill from cat

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In late 1970s that story-teller told us a tasty children tale in the street: 
A long time ago, a litter tiger worshiped an old  cat as master from  whom the first had learned many skills for living in nature including how to do hunting for food. One day the little tiger thought that he had grasped all of the teacher‘s ability and wanted to turn the 'retired’ master into a nice meal due to terrible hunger ! Noticing the apprentice‘s evil perpurse, the old master quickly climbed up onto the tall tree leaving the cruel creature on the ground with no solution! ---------The clever cat had forseen that the pupil might become a traitor for that possibility ‘I must not teach all of my skills to him.’’ !  In this way, the cat saved its own life by ‘being selfish on teaching’! -----------This is ugly phenomenon in Chinese society where masters are not ‘loyal’ enough to students! The first are not ready tell the whole story to others in a clear way!  Such bad 'tradition' makes the current academic atmosphere not as active as what in foreign countries! In the campus scholars seldom communicate with each other in free way who always keep themselves indoor for independent ‘slow research’!

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Reply Report JimSlip 2019-1-20 22:54
yes, you are right, when the apprentice learns everything, the master will starve to death. It is more a problem of the social security than morality of the individual.

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  • Bull encourages us forward 2019-5-21 22:57

    Were you talking to yourself?! or to the shadow of yourself?

  • Bull encourages us forward 2019-5-21 10:59

    I noticed your this ‘strange’ and ‘weak’ comment as soon as it got approval by the editor but I hesitated to make an instant reply! Now I think the best answer should be as the following:
    If explained in our culture dog is good at shouting empty slogans! The first part of 狗(dog)looks exactly like the animal‘s body jumping up in the air from the ground and 句 seems as ‘’the widely-opening mouth’ plus 口(mouth). 句 originally means ‘sentence’ but here it should hint that the animal is shouting again and again without stopping which can not do anything else for its master!
    According to our custom, we look down this kind of beast!

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