Chinese Proverb “To Soon To Tell”

A farmer who lived on the northern frontier of China was skilled in interpreting events. One day, his horse ran away beyond the fields and across the border. His neighbors rushed to his side and cried, “How horrible! What a tragedy!”, but he simply stated, “It’s too soon to tell”. Several weeks later, the horse returned. But it wasn’t alone—it was accompanied by a splendid stallion! Well this caused the neighbors to exclaim with joy at his great fortune. The farmer just replied, “It’s too soon to tell”. His response was confounding to the neighbors, who scratched their heads and returned to their labor.

The farmer’s household was richer with such a fine horse. His son took to the task of training the horse for work in the fields. One day he was thrown by the stallion and his hip was broken. This appeared to be a catastrophe to the neighbors, who knew the farmer relied on his son to harvest the crops. The farmer took in the situation and thought to himself, “It’s too soon to tell”. Soon after, nomad warriors stormed the nearby border and all able-bodied men from the farmer’s village took up weapons and went into battle. The Chinese frontiersmen lost nine of every ten men. Only because of the son’s injury did the father and son survive to take care of each other.

About 1K Ton Goal Project

I am an Assistant District Attorney the Dallas County District Attorney's Office. On November 20, 2017, Comedian Bert Kreischer inspired me to start a weight loss journey. I started the journey at 475 pounds. Through Bert's support, Professional Wrestling Hall of Famer and Fitness Legend, Diamond Dallas Page, I reached changed my life. DDP Yoga and Nutrition helped me lose over 240 pounds and increased the quality of my daily life, every day. It is my goal to inspire 10,000 people to lose 200 pounds. If successful, I will help remove 2,000,000 pounds from this planet. Another way to say 2 million is 1,000 tons (10,000 x 200). Hence the name, 1K Ton. Welcome to the 1K Ton Goal Project. Vance
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