Look before you leap
Look before you leap. We shouldn’t make a hasty judgment and misunderstand others, or we will either suffer loss or humiliate others.
Looking before you leap can avoid many misunderstandings. Misunderstandings are always caused when one cannot think rationally or analyze carefully, and therefore, one acts impulsively. When misunderstanding starts, one always points to the faults of others, and makes misunderstanding more and more serious.
Look before you leap examples (story)
The following is a story about misunderstanding:
Many years ago, in Alaska, a young man’s wife died when having a baby. The young man was too busy to look after the boy, so he trained a dog to take care of his son. The dog was very clever and he could feed the baby with a bottle.
One day, the young man went out for business, and left his son with the dog. He couldn’t come back in time because of a snowstorm.
The next day when he got home, the dog greeted him. The young man saw blood in the mouth of the dog and blood on the bed, but no child was in sight. Thinking the dog must have eaten the baby, the young man picked up a knife and, in a rage, he killed the dog.
Just at that time, the young man suddenly heard something and saw the baby climbing out from under the bed, safe and sound. He didn’t know what had happened. Looking around, he saw a wolf standing beside the body of dog.
The truth was: the dog had saved the boy, but was killed by his master. Look before you leap.