Wasting six pieces of pancake

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There is a story from Bai Yu Jing (one of the Buddhist scriptures).

A man was hungry and bought seven pieces of pancake for dinner. He ate the first six but still felt hungry. So he ate the seventh piece and felt full just after eating half of it. He regretted so much that he kept hitting his head.

He blamed himself for being such a fool. Why couldn’t he ate the seventh piece first so that he did not need to waste the six pieces earlier?

The current row is why those poor people with refrigerator and TV set should rebel. The answer is simple. Since they have been classified as the poverty group, it is normal for the bare-footed poor folks to rebel. However, many of those having not only refrigerator and TV set, but also wearing leather shoes also rebel.

Why are those wearing leather shoes also rebelling? They say they want a change.

Their logic is without justice and integrity, all those they have, including refrigerator, TV set, house and car, are meaningless.

In simple term, what they have in possession are the first six pieces of pancake which are unimportant. The most important thing they are fighting for is the seventh piece.

Just like eating the pancake, the most important is to eat the seventh piece. It does not matter if they have lost the six pieces they have earlier.

Are they truly not fearful of losing it all? Not really. Many people become bold running around on the street as long as their cars parked at the roadside remain undamaged and the houses which they paid so much to own remain safe. In their mind, it is a winning game and as long as it is a winning game, their courage rises.

I am practical. I must keep the first six pieces of pancake and only then fight for the seventh piece.

Original Source: 白吃了六个烧饼