The poet Yeats told readers that whether you think you are a towering tree or a small grass on the ground, you represent a part of nature.
Therefore, contrary to the expectation of the earth-digging beetle, the cornflower is destined to recover before the next day. Even if it is recovered, it is still not as towering as an oak tree and as colorful as a fragrant flower.
And I would rather be an ordinary cornflower in this wilderness.
Cornflower can actually be compared to those young migrant workers who are struggling at the bottom-the same yearning for the sun, the same being hit by the beetles. However, it is with these real survival experiences that make a person's life complete and complete.
Oak trees, cedars, flowers, these things with a glamorous appearance and superior exit, just like the mainstream writers who "survive in writing" today, their superior condition is that they can hardly realize the "unbearable weight of life", and often a The history of contemporary China's suffering turned into a contemporary Chinese carnival history in their hands, which was dispelled by a kind of "aesthetic escape technique".
On the contrary, another group of emerging and awakened "cornflowers" are writing on the edge of life, just as the thorn bird can only sing a moving song by pressing its throat against the spikes. Their works do not add anything. A glorious depiction of the truth of life astonishing.
In this reality, endurance and resistance inevitably exist.
Yu Hua said in the preface of "Living": The word "alive" is full of power in our language. His power does not come from shouting and attacking, but from enduring. This means that all beings like cornflowers need to learn to endure, endure the happiness and suffering that life gives us, day and night, censure and nourishment.
Some people may say that if you live to endure, there is no resistance.
But I think the two are actually unified. Just like Sisyphus, who pushes the rock up the mountain day and night, as long as he stops pushing the rock for the next second, he will be crushed to death by the boulder. In other words, existence itself is a kind of resistance-resistance to despair. Then there was "to be alive" in the form of "endure".
In fact, far from only those low-level writers are cornflowers, so many "we" are cornflowers.
In Naipaul's Miguel Street, life itself is so listless, but everyone lives happily; everyone is as ordinary as salt, but as precious as salt.
Everyone is as ordinary as cornflowers, but as precious as cornflowers. I would like to be the cornflower on the wilderness. Even if it dies at night, it can recover in the daytime. There is a complete experience of life, a true "living". (64 points)
Let the sun of education illuminate the earth
If you compare education to the sun, then his light should shine all over the earth, in addition to the "oaks", "cedars" or "flowers", the "cornflowers" in the wilderness should also enjoy his moistness.
In other words, education should be civilianized and should never be restricted by personal conditions. "Preference" is never in the dictionary of "education", and noble birth should not be a prerequisite for education.
There have been two universal "suns" in ancient and modern China. The most familiar one thinks is Confucius, a sage more than three thousand years ago. The concept of "there is no class" that he put forward still shines brightly. Among the more than 3,000 disciples, there are not only "cedars" like Zigong, nobles from wealthy families, but also "cornflowers" from poor families like Yanhui.
The practice of ideal education such as "there is no kind of education" was tried by Confucius more than 3,000 years ago, as did Tao Xingzhi, a civilian educator in the Republic of China. However, Mr. Tao is more focused on "Wild Cornflowers". He specializes in opening new-style elementary schools in rural areas around Nanjing. Many suburban elementary schools still have "Xingzhi Building". This educator who "holds a heart and does not take half of the grass" shines the light of education on the children in the countryside, blooming brilliant cornflowers.
Perhaps these two times were the closest practices to civilian education before the founding of New China. The current compulsory education does indeed make education popular, but there are also many problems.
First of all, the light of education has failed to illuminate the earth fairly. On a large scale, the educational conditions in China's central and western regions lag far behind those in the eastern regions. When I was sitting in a spacious and bright classroom and watching Chai Jing's program "Seeing" with a projector, I felt this deeply. The protagonist of that period was Lu Xian, a German who taught in Guizhou for ten years. The dilapidated classrooms and the hard-to-swallow food seemed to be as if the light of education had never given these children too much blessing. In a small area, the distribution of educational resources in urban areas and suburban schools is generally unfair. Most urban schools have high-quality educational resources, so the quality of education is mostly higher than that in the suburbs. The degree of hot sale of housing in the school district is directly proportional to the degree of uneven distribution of resources. For the same compulsory education, those "cornflowers" growing in the west and suburbs need more sunshine.
Also, there are some impure ingredients in the sunshine of education. Tuition classes are popular, and training classes with many names have gradually transformed education from a career to an industry, in a disguised form that children from families with insufficient financial strength are excluded. Isn't these status quo a true portrayal of education restriction due to personal conditions?
I hope that one day, the sun of education can illuminate the cedar and flowers, and even brighter the cornflower. This is the level that truly illuminates the earth.