Once upon a time, there was a king who had two wives. One was youmger than the king, and the other was older. Both wives loved the king, but the young wife was unhappy because the king`s hair was starting to turn gray.
\"I do not want a husband who looks so old.\" said the young wife. \"People will think I am his daughter !\" So each night, she pulled out some of his gray hair.
\"Ouch!\" said the king. But he wanted his young wife to be happy, and he did not stop her.
The older wife was happy that the king`s hair was turning gray. \"Now people will stop thinking I am his mother.\" she said. And each morning, she pulled out some of the king`s black hair.
\"Ouch!\" said the king. But he wanted his older wife to be happy, and he did not stop her, either.
Soon, the king had no hair left at all. Both of his wives cried when they saw how silly he looked. \"Oh, well.\" said the king. \"If you try to please everyone, you end up pleasing no one.\"
- 威廉Lv 51 0 年前最佳解答
Indeed, if you try to please everyone, you end up pleasing no one. In our daily life, it is easy to hear about that. The proverb tell us that if we want to make someone happy, we would think of many strange ways but end up failing. After reading the story, I have learned that if you don't know how to please a man, you should step aside and leave him alone or your efforts will be meaningless.
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