Mr. Naïve’s Psychology

[November 2011 Weibo Post]

1. You never know whether your ending is a tragedy or a comedy until the very last day of your life. But which one is more acceptable: to bear a life of tragedy and only find out at the last moment that it’s actually a comedy; or, enjoy a life of comedy and only find out at the last moment that it’s actually a tragedy? The answer is: at the very last moment, nothing actually matters anymore. As we end our lives, we don’t owe anyone anything. 

2. Romantics cry after their dreams get interrupted because they can’t continue the dream from where it left off. Realists cry after their dreams get interrupted because they know that it’s impossible for what they’ve dreamed of to come true. Romantics and realists often cry about the same thing but for different reasons.

3. If God wants to give you great happiness, you must first have a heart that can find, grasp, manage, and cherish happiness. But such a heart requires cultivation; the greater the pain you suffered in advance, the greater your capacity for enduring happiness afterwards. 

4. The only constant in the world is change. Every moment of solidification means nothing until you turn on the stopwatch again and follow your fate. You think that you can foresee your life, but what you actually foresee is your own experience. Only an incompetent person will embark on a life full of hardships that they’ve already foreseen themselves living. 

5. Life is a very magical thing. Many people whom you think you’re closest to in this life might end up becoming strangers in the end. On the other hand, fate is a novel with a weird structure. When you finally realize that everything is over and you’ve reached the end, you’ll be surprised to find that the protagonist of the novel is yourself. 

6. The worst way to deal with pain is to run away. Pain can only be alleviated gradually if you relieve it, whereas suppression doesn’t do much for it. After the pain reaches its peak, it will naturally diminish.

Chicken soup for the soul: Capable people are not necessarily successful. Take, for example, Zhang Qiling. Your so-called success has nothing to do with your ability, but with your goals. What you want to do is often more important than what you can do, so it’s pointless to do something you’re capable of doing. You only live once, so why not try the impossible?

7. Sometimes, God employs an unexpected method to force you to keep moving forward. However, all of the methods share a common feature: if you find yourself falling backwards while standing still, then that’s God’s method to make you move forward. 


Fatty Wang’s Private Tips

[October 2011 Weibo Post]

  1. When women discover how easy it is to change a light bulb, they begin to wonder why they have to get married.

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Link to the raw is here.

Translated by: Yvette
Edited by: merebear226


4 thoughts on “Mr. Naïve’s Psychology

  1. I just adore that little bit! It made me laugh so much and it does contain quite some truth. Plus, my sister, who isn’t a Daomu Biji fan, read this and gave a thumbs up to Pangzi, I was thrilled!
    Thank you SO MUCH for all your work, for translating not only the novels but also all these ‘specials’, ‘comments’, ‘notes’, tidbits we fans are so glad to be able to read/share!


  2. Some sentences were interesting and some scared me a little, if there was a specific meaning behind these word. (I thought maybe it’s a hint related to the end of the story.)


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