One day, a guest was making drawings for the King of the State of Qi.
The King of Qi asked him:
"What do you think is the most difficult thing to draw?"
The guest answered:
"Dogs and horses are the most difficult to draw."
“畫狗、畫馬最難了?！?br> "Then what is the easiest thing to draw?" the King of Qi asked again.
"Ghosts are the easiest to draw," the guest answered. "People are familiar with dogs and horses, which they see every day, so dogs and horses are the most difficult to draw. As to ghosts, no one has ever seen them, so one can draw them any way one likes. Therefore, ghosts are the easiest to draw."
客人回答說: “畫鬼最容易。因為狗、馬人人都知道，天天都看見，所以最難畫。至于鬼呢，誰也沒有見過，想怎么畫就怎么畫，所以最容易畫?！?br> 中國經典寓言故事：守株待兔
In the past, there was a farmer in the State of Song. There stood a big tree in the field he cultivated. One day, while working in the field, he suddenly saw a hare running by in front of him. The bare bumped against the big tree, broke its neck and died under the tree.
Without any effort, the farmer happily enjoyed a meal of bare meat. He was very pleased and thought how nice it would be if every day were like this.
Thereupon, he no longer cultivated his land, but watched by that tree and waited for the chance to pick up another hare which knocked itself dead against the tree.
He waited and waited and watched. His field lay waste, but he never got a second hare. The people in the village laughed at him for taking the accidental for the inevitable.