See the rat–at least it’s got a hide,
but a man with no manners,
a man with no manners–
why doesn’t he just die!
See the rat–at least it’s got teeth,
but a man with no decorum,
a man with no decorum–
what’s keeping him! why doesn’t he die?
See the rat–at least it’s got legs,
but a man without courtesy,
a man without courtesy–
why doesn’t he hurry up and die!
translated by Burton Watson
4 thoughts on “something relevant for a certain world leader from the Book of Songs: No.52”
Well, you’ve nailed your flag to the mast. Well done.
My mother always told me, “If you want to be thought of as a good person, start being good in little things. Like being nice to your little brother would be a good start.”
We should always consider the words of our mothers.
It’s when we stop or when they leave us to fend for ourself that we lose contact with reality.