Chinese philosophy: quirks of human beings

A disciple asked the master: “Can you talk about the quirks of human beings?”

The master answered: “They rush to grow up, and then lament the lost of childhood; they sacrifice health in exchange for money, but shortly want to restore health with money. They are anxious about their future but ignore the present happiness, thus neither do they live in the present, nor do they live in the future, they live as if they will never die; when they are dying, it seems that they have never lived for any moment”.

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