Kong Rong gave away bigger pears
In the Eastern Han Dynasty, there was a person
called Kong Rong. He was very smart ever since he was a little boy. He had five older brothers and one younger brother.
One day his father bought some pears, picking one of the largest and giving it to Kong Rong deliberately
. But Kong Rong shook his head and picked up the smallest one.
His dad was very curious
, and asked: “Why?”
Kong Rong said: “I am younger, so I should eat the smaller pear, and brothers should eat the bigger ones.”
His dad was very glad after hearing his words, but asked further: “What about your younger brother who is younger than you are?”
Kong Rong said: “I am older than him, so I should leave the bigger one to my little brother.”
Later, Kong Rong became a great scholar
“孔融让梨”这个故事告诉我们，凡事应该懂得谦让的礼仪，英语中表达“谦让谦逊”等意思可以用“modest”，有一句叫做“Modest is Hottest”，也就是“谦虚最迷人”~