Lin Zexu, who burned the opium stocks in Humen during the Opium War, said:
“If my children and grandchildren are as extraordinary as me, then I don’t need to leave money for them, because too much money kills the fighting spirit of talented people.
If my children and grandchildren are mediocre, then I don’t need to leave money for them. Being dull but having too much money will increase his fault.“
What did Lin Zexue leave to his descendants? Virtuous and wisdom.