At the end of the Qing Dynasty, there was a silk shop in Beijing.
One day, a sudden fire burned everything in the shop, including the account books.
Then, the shop owner posted a notice, saying:
Our shop’s account books have all been destroyed in the fire;
Those who owe me money don’t have to pay it back;
Those I owe money to, please come with the proof of our business, I will pay them all in full.
Many people thought it was very foolish for him to do so…. But, instead, the silk shop became famous because of this, and many businessmen came to seek business cooperation.
In the end, the silk business was a big success.
The universe gives us chance through tests, sometimes in facing death. Only those who can nobly survive from death and darkness could live better, happier, and more peacefully.