Yu Minhong: useful books are fertilizer, useless books are soil. People are different because of reading

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 Yu Minhong: useful books are fertilizer, useless books are soil. People are different because of reading


Without books around, the soul has no sense of security

In the impression of most people, Yu Minhong is the founder of New Oriental, a successful entrepreneur and an excellent expert in English education and management. As a big man who makes every effort to study hard, it is not surprising to think that he came from Peking University, which was full of scholarly interest in the 1980s.

In the CCTV reading program reader, Yu Minhong talked about a embarrassing thing about reading in the University era. At that time, he had just come to Peking University from the countryside where he was a child. He found that he had never read any books.. The next day, I saw my roommate reading a book, the rise and fall of the third empire. He asked, do you want to read this kind of book in university? the roommate listened, take the book off your eyes. he gave him a blank look and ignored him at all.

Yu Minhong, who was stimulated, was worried about being looked down upon by his classmates. He was angry at his study, but he was exhausted. He was hospitalized for tuberculosis for a year. In the hospital, he figured out a point: as long as his life in progress is enough, no need to compete with others. He had a lot of time, read more than 200 favorite books and wrote more than 200 poems. In this process, he felt full of spirit and felt that time had not been wasted.

Later, he often went to buy books with Wang Qiang, the monitor who founded New Oriental with him many years later. In Peking University, we dont compare who has found a girlfriend, but who has read many books. He still remembered that the average price of a book at that time was 50 cents, and 11 yuan could buy 20 books. During his college years, he read more than 200 books a year, one every two days on average.

For the jokes made in his student days, Yu Minhong has long forgotten, but his habit of keeping progress through reading has been retained to this day. Even though he was busy with his work, he insisted on reading at least 30 pages a day and about 60 books a year.

For Yu Minhong, it is a great satisfaction to have a favorite book around him. Every business trip, he will bring a pile of books, but often do not have time to read, basically back out and back. Friends laugh at his stupidity of not reading books with him. He thinks its funny for him to think about it, but he will take it next time. Its like without books around, the soul has no sense of security, he said

Useful books are fertilizer, and useless books are soil.

On the jitter, Yu Minhong often shows his young literary and artistic youth. Three sentences are tiktok, which often make people forget his career achievements. He was also like a student of Peking University who had a childlike heart by the nameless lake. He read poems by Haizi, Gucheng and Shuting affectionately, and recommended the series of ancient Chinese poems you should be familiar with to netizens. In the comment, a netizen wrote: reading the first book you recommended is Mr. Qi bangyuans torrent River , which shocked me for a long time. In this age of mud and sand, I hope you can share some nutritious books with us.

This live broadcast coincides with teachers day, and the two teachers get together. Naturally, the topic is inseparable from education. In the dialogue, Li Meijin said that in addition to learning from people, we should also learn from books. Yu Minhong deeply believes this. He recalled reading Nietzsches Zarathustra said it in college, which was like teaching a lesson to his life. The book had a profound influence on him, and the Superman concept in the book saved him from inferiority. In Yu Minhongs opinion, people should not only read useful books such as reference books and professional books, but also read useless books that bring spiritual enjoyment and improve their temperament and vision.

In addition to philosophy, Yu Minhongs favorite useless books are historical books. For example, the series of stories of the Romans by Yoshiko Yano. It took 15 years for this Japanese writer who focused on Roman history to complete this monumental work. Yu Minhong kept it every year and bought one book. Every time I buy one, I feel more happy.

During the live broadcast, Yu Minhong recommended a recently read historical documentary work, Ma Boyongs Daming under the microscope. Different from the general history books, this work has no grand narrative from a strategic perspective. It deliberately avoided the official history of the Ming Dynasty and took the trouble to record six livelihood events between the grass-roots government and the people. Yu Minhong said that reading this book is like seeing a leopard in a narrow view. Although we cant get a glimpse of the whole picture of Daming, we can also clearly perceive the management style of Daming and the relationship between the court and the people. The corruption of officials, the unfairness of justice and the low efficiency of administration make the interests of the common people eroded constantly. The folk customs of Ming Dynasty are exposed incisively and vividly in these six historical trivia. Without theoretical height, readers can basically understand the reasons for the decline and final demise of a dynasty. Yu Minhong believes that useful books are fertilizer and useless books are soil, which can make a persons knowledge and spirit flourish. It doesnt matter what the results are. Because of reading, we are different.. Source: editor in charge of mass news: Chen Tiqiang_ NB6485

Yu Minhong believes that useful books are fertilizer and useless books are soil, which can make a persons knowledge and spirit flourish. It doesnt matter what the results are. Because of reading, we are different..