Some people say that if you've ever felt hopeless in your life, you might as well read To Kill a Mockingbird.
Translated into more than 40 languages, this Pulitzer Prize-winning world-famous book has been enduring in the decades of its bestsellers, once affecting 50 million families around the world.
The United States once held a "Most Popular Novel Selection" event, and the first place selected by more than 4 million people was "To Kill a Mockingbird".
In 1962, after the film of the same name adapted from the original book was released, it was nominated for three Oscars, changing the perception of generations.
If you taste the original carefully, you will find:
The reality reflected in it, the truth contained in it, about human nature, about education, about being a human being, every sentence is deeply rooted in the hearts of the people, and it speaks through life.
These 8 sentences in the book are enough for everyone to use for a lifetime, and they are worth reading again and again.
1. There is only one thing in the world that cannot be gregarious, and that is the human conscience.
In a university psychology class, the old professor asked a question: "What is conscience?"
A classmate replied: "Conscience is a triangular thing in the heart.
When it doesn't do bad things, it stays still; when there are some bad things, it moves, and every corner can sting me. "
The more things I have experienced, the more I understand: kindness is not just a nature, but more often it is a choice.
Life is a process of "seeing the world, seeing all beings, and seeing yourself".
Seeing heaven and earth, seeing the complexity of the world, no longer limited to narrow cognition, and possessing a heart of compassion.
Seeing sentient beings, understanding the sufferings of others, no longer looking at problems with prejudice, and possessing a heart of compassion.
Seeing myself, I understand my own insignificance, no longer arrogant and arrogant, and have a heart of tolerance.
No matter how far you go or how the years change, you must remember to keep your conscience, be a person with a bottom line, and do things with principles.
2. You can never really know who, unless you put on his shoes and walk with him for a while.
There is no real empathy in the world, and there will never be an identical situation.
Many times, you think you have seen the whole world, but in fact it is only the tip of the iceberg.
Never judge someone else's life based on the slightest clue.
In the corners you can't see, there are many things you don't know.
No one can predict how a casual accusation will add more frost to the thick layer of snow in other people's lives.
If you don't know the suffering of others, don't persuade them to be generous; if you haven't experienced other people's hardships, don't wanton ridicule.
The highest level of wisdom in being a human being is to try not to do these two things:
One is to use one's own tongue to evaluate other people's lives, and the other is to rely on one's own brain to think about other people's lives.
3. If others use insulting words to scold you, it does not degrade your character. That can only see how pathetic the person who scolds you is.
I agree with Schopenhauer:
Getting angry at the actions of others is as foolish as getting angry at a stone lying across our path.
In the face of bad people and bad things, not entangled with them is the most brilliant way of life.
In a lifetime, you will meet all kinds of people and experience all kinds of strange things, not all of which are worth dealing with with your heart.
Don't let unworthy people ruin your good mood; don't waste your precious time for unworthy things.
4. Some people don't like my way of life, I don't care about that.
Have you ever experienced a moment like this:
You euphemistically reject meaningless socializing, enjoy the beauty of being alone, and some people say you are not gregarious;
You keep running every day, reading to improve yourself, some people say you are "pretending";
You seriously write down what you have learned about a movie, and some people say that you "do not understand and pretend to understand". The sign of a person's maturity is to recognize this reality: no matter what your life is, there will always be people who don't like you.
If you always care about the evaluation of others, you will not only be very tired, but also easily lose your original self.
In the second half of your life, don't please anyone, and don't always live in the evaluation of others.
Please believe: For people who don't like you, no amount of explanation is futile, no matter how much you cater to, it's all in vain.
People who like you must appreciate your self-confidence and calmness, rather than being humble and flattering.
5. A person does not need to show everything he knows.
The most taboo in life is to be smart; the biggest taboo in life is to be smart.
I have seen some people: show off their knowledge at 20, show off their fame at 30, boast about their wealth at 40.....
Showing off too much will lead to jealousy; too much arrogance will lead to disaster.
If the light is too bright, it will eventually stab others. Instead of showing off frequently, it is better to restrain yourself and leave some room for yourself.
The real wise are those who know how to hide.
It is the attitude that an adult should have without showing the mountains and showing the water, being a low-key person, and doing things with humility.
6. Never know someone from someone else's mouth, and don't believe in gossip.
The reason why people have one mouth and two ears is that they hear twice as much as they speak.
It is precisely because of this that the "rumours" are given the opportunity to hurt people.
We are always used to getting to know a person from the mouths of others, to judge right and wrong.
But forget that everyone has a different position in their hearts, the bottom line is high or low, their views are black or white, and evil comes from mouth.
Trust is the most basic bridge to maintain a relationship, and in many cases, it is the collapse of trust that destroys a relationship.
There is a saying that is true: "Don't know me from someone else's mouth, because I'm not the same to everyone."
Cherish every hard-won fate and every precious sincerity.
Never let down the people in this world who are really kind to you because of gossip.
7. Accept yourself first before accepting others.
When a person reaches middle age, he finally realizes that accepting himself is the most important practice for a person.
Accept the troughs of life, don't blame others, can withstand the storms, and stand up to the ups and downs. Only by facing it calmly can you get out of the darkness.
Accept the short-term pain, no longer escape, instead of sinking in the past, it is better to stop the loss in time and give yourself a new beginning.
Accept your own ordinary, don't envy other people's life, reconcile with imperfection, and live your own small life with a normal heart.
Only by accepting all the good and the bad can we liberate our hearts and truly control our life.
8. There are always people who are constantly worrying about the afterlife, but have never learned how to live in this world.
Study as much as possible, try your best, travel as much as possible, eat as much as possible, and life will be better, it's that simple. "
If you are always entangled in the past gains and losses, worrying about the troubles that have not happened, then life will always be bleak.
Always live in the past, never go back, never let go.
Always worry about the future, never reach, never move forward in a lifetime.
You only have one life and you can't come back. Instead of worrying all day, it is better to be grateful for yesterday, grasp today, and look forward to tomorrow in a limited time.
Some people say that when you are young, you must watch "To Kill a Mockingbird", the sooner the better.
Only by seeing the complexity of human nature can we better deal with world affairs and live more transparently.
Only by understanding the truth of life can you better understand yourself and be more calm in life.
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