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The 'You' Cannot Decide

The 'You' is a kind of wild animal which is by nature extremely suspicious. Whenever it hears a sound, it immediately becomes afraid, suspecting that there is a hunter nearby who is trying to catch it, or another animal that wants to harm it. It runs up into a tree and hides, peeking out its head and scanning all around. After a while it climbs back down, looking here and looking there. Only when it is sure that there is nothing around does it finally begin to relax. But then pretty soon, it will again grow afraid, and running up into a tree, begin the same routine all over again. Time and time again, the 'You' repeats this, with the result that it spends half of its day running up and down trees, and wastes a lot of energy.

So, when someone is very hesitant, and cannot make a decision, others often say of this person that 'the 'You' cannot decide."

猶豫不決

「猶」是一種野獸,牠天生的性情非常多疑。不論牠在甚麼地方找食物,或是散步,一聽到聲音就害怕。牠懷疑有獵人要來抓牠,或是別的野獸要來害牠,就慌張地爬到樹上躲起來。再把頭探出來,偷偷地看。過了一會兒,又從樹上跳下來,在地上東張西望地看看那邊。一直到甚麼也沒看見,才定下心來。但是過了一會兒,牠又懹疑起來,就又爬到樹上,在樹上停一會兒,定定心,認為沒有甚麼危險了,才從樹上跳下來。就這樣一次又一次地跳上跳下,跳了大半天,總是白費力氣。

後來的人,因為「猶」天生好疑心,不果斷,所以當一個人處理事情時,沒有主意,不知道怎樣處理,就叫做「猶豫不決」。


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