people in this world can be divided into two categories: those always working and those always making comments. the working ones never have time to idle away. some may run a hotel, or do some business; some may open a factory or set up a school; others may be absorbed in scientific research, or devoted to military affairs or political issues. right or wrong, successful or failed, they are always fully committed to their careers. facing all kinds of risks(not because they neglect them, but mainly because they have the courage), and shouldering the responsibilities, they march forward, bravely and cautiously. they are risking their luck and their lives as well. they have neither time nor energy to comment on others. while attentively planning the future, they devote themselves wholly in hard work, leaving the embroidered stories and malicious gossips flying in the air. the commenting ones, however, usually work less, and even if they want to work sometimes, they simply are not capable enough. they are no better than anyone, but show admiration to nobody either. they blame either the heaven, or the earth, but never themselves. they dare not to take any risks, but they are also afraid of any hard work. they are gossip-mongers, making stories and spreading rumors, making you feel annoyed and upset. it"s not because that you have hurt them, or disturbed them, or hindered them, but because you are working. if only you are working, he is there commenting. everything is hard at the beginning. you have just started a new cause, needing encouragement and support, yet he is there pouring a jar of cold water or blowing a gust of chilly wind, making you worried or perplexed. but once you have succeeded, he is there again sharing your success without feeling a little ashamed of the discouragement he had given you.
many people don"t like using their mind but enjoy echoing the views of others. they often take it for granted that the working ones are wrong while the commenting ones are definitely right. however in all fairness, how can it be true? not working itself is already wrong, and it is a blunder to hurt the hard working people.
from ancient time to the present, many great men have been commented on endlessly. take the cases of confucius, emperor qinshihuang, empress wu zetian, gengis khan, dr. sun yet-sun, chairman mao, deng xiaoping, etc.. both positive and negative criticism have been made about them. they not only enjoyed compliments but also suffered slanders from all over the world.