物以類聚。這是自古而然的,乃是造物者當初造物所訂下的律則,更是宇宙間萬物參贊化育的自然之道,不可移易。不是嗎?火就燥,水流濕。不是嗎?牛吃草,貓吃魚。至於人類,不也是一樣?醜惡總是集向壞人,榮譽總是歸諸好人。連為惡都會「臭味相投」呢!你聽!孔子說了:「人之過也,各以其黨。觀過知人!」

勤勞和懶惰是人們的兩個好朋友。他們也找「臭味相投」的人而處。

如果那人散漫,浪蕩,不經心,不努力,只知享受,不願吃苦,只想乘涼,不願流汗,只求收穫,不願耕耘,懶惰便會跑去接近他,很自然地成為他的朋友,然後慢慢地帶他去接近貧乏、困頓、疾病、衰弱、痛苦、罪惡、失敗,甚至毀滅……。

如果那人踏實,肯幹,認真工作,不怕流汗,不怕吃苦,能耐勞,願盡心盡力,願動手動腳動腦,努力負責,勤勞便會喜歡他,接近他,送給他微笑,和他結為好朋友,帶給他富裕、健康、力量、快樂、滿足、榮譽和成功……。

相信你必然不喜歡貧乏、困頓、衰弱、痛苦、罪惡、失敗甚至毀滅,必然喜歡富裕、健康、力量、快樂、滿足、榮譽和成功!那麼,你要怎麼做,才能讓勤勞接近你,成為你的好朋友?

Hardworking 

Hsu ChiCheng

Things of a kind come together. This is the same from ancient. It's the rule created by the creator, is more the way the nurture of the universe, it can't exchange. Is it not so? Fire ignites the dry. Water flows to the wet. Is it not so? Cattle take grass. Cat takes fish. As to human being, isn't it the same? Ugly often gets gather toward evil man. Honor often belongs to kind man. Even do evil will friends attracted to each other by common tastes! Hear! Said by Confucius: “About the fault of person, belongs to party member. We can know a person in seeking his fault.”

Hardworking and lazy are two good friends. They will make the friends attracted to each other by common tastes.

If he is undisciplined, dissipated, careless, lack of hardworking, just want to live in easy and comfort, won't to bear hardship, just want to catch cold, won't to sweat streaming, seek harvest, won't to cultivated, lazy will go near him, make friends with him naturally, then brings him slowly to near poor, fatigued, disease, weak, agony, evil, fail, even exterminate……

If that person is dependable, willing to work, earnest, no afraid of sweat streaming, no afraid of bearing hardship, bear work, want to do as possible as he can, want to use his hands, feet and mind, hardworking and is responsible, hardworking will like and go near him, gift him smile, make friends with him, bring him well off, health, strength, happy, satisfied, honor and success……

I believe you are surely dislike poor, fatigued, disease, weak, agony, evil, fail, even exterminate, and like well off, health, strength, happy, satisfied, honor and success! Then, how will you do and let hardworking near you, make good friends with you?◇