不撒大网不得大鱼bú sǎ dà wǎng bù dé dà yú Need to think big if to succeed 城门失火,殃及池鱼chéng mén shī huó, yāng jí chí yú A drastic action may unintentionally affect other people. Show consideration for all 得鱼忘筌dé yú wàng quán Ungrateful behavior, ignoring what made it possible 授人以鱼只解一时之急,授人以渔 则解一生之需shòu rén yǐ yú zhǐ jiù yī shí zhī jí, shòu rén yǐ yú zé jiě yī shēng zhī xū It is important to learn a skill that will last for life 缘木求鱼yuán mù qiú yú Waste time doing something pointless and bound to fail
All too often the news is full of stories of shady dealing in China, so it was refreshing to learn that honesty can still be found and that it is appreciated. A 17 year old student accidentally scratched the side of a car and damaged a wing mirror. Instead of disappearing at a rate of knots, he chose to write a letter of apology and enclosed all the loose change he had. When the driver returned to discover the damage he called the police. However, after reading the note and seeing the small change he decided that honesty should be rewarded and the driver plans to give the student money towards completing his studies.