A Story from Clubhouse
April 20, 2022
During the Clubhouse, I said that it’s important for parents to teach their children to be brave first and then be capable. Though I tried to explain, many people might have not understood why.
Many capable people normally have big egos. The more capable they are, and the more praises and awards they receive, the bigger their egos will become. They are so proud, and their egos are so big that everybody must be inferior to them.
Because they think they are so perfect, who would dare to teach them.
They are different from the brave.
The brave and courage come from giving, sacrificing, and sharing with society.
The brave usually thinks of protecting and preserving things.
Oh, don’t argue that people who cheated the country, robbed, snatched, and hurt other people are also brave.
We don’t call them brave, but we should call them crazy and obsessed with their ego. They are extremely selfish cowards, because their every action, speech, and thought are for themselves.
In sum, the brave has no ego or has a very little ego. They don’t do anything for themselves, but for other people or other living creatures.
As such, the brave has a very little ego.
Between capability and bravery, which one you should practice first?
I would say you should practice your bravery first to lessen your ego. Then, you develop your capability.
The next question is how to practice your bravery?
Learn to be generous
These are virtues for someone to become brave and capable.
In conclusion, no matter how courageous and capable you are, the purpose is to destroy your egos.
My dearest child, do you still recall these words?
Nothing is left.
I will die for sure.