I was always complaining about wind or rain and I thought I was fully justified. Though it was nothing unusual for the arrival of wind or rain, it caused inconvenience for me to go out, sometimes it even created an awful atmosphere, so I blamed it strongly. I had every reason to do so, and I spoke plausibly and at length.
On a rainy day a meteorologist I met was very puzzled at my great agitation caused by rain that made a little inconvenience for me.
He asked,"Have you ever seen typhoon?" I shook my head. I had no experience of how overwhelming it was when it swept everything away in its way?
"Everybody curses it for the destruction it brings to mankind. But I'd ask: Do you know what would happen to the world if there were no typhoon?"
I shook my head again.
"Well, let me tell you," the meteorologist said. "Without it the shortage of fresh water will be aggravated, for it is a great source of water supply on earth. If there were no typhoon there would be a greater imbalance in the distribution of warmth. The equatorial area that receives the most sunshine on earth depends entirely on typhoon to disperse heat. Without typhoon the tropics would be even hotter while the frigid zones much colder. As a result the temperate zones would disappear from the world..."
Ignorance made me shortsighted. I disliked wind only because it ruffled my hair. I hated rain merely because I had to carry an umbrella. But I had no idea at all that typhoon--something much more violent, something a thousand times more disturbing than wind or rain--was a must to the existence of mankind.
As no road on earth goes all the way on level ground, there's no person in the world who can do whatever he pleases.
Hard as it is for people to guard against typhoon, it is advisable for a man to stop to think for a moment before he complains, "What if typhoon disappeared all together? What would the world become then?" The answers will render him calm and lead him closer to truth--he will be better aware of the world he lives in.
2009-10-31 17:30 编辑：kuaileyingyu