Lost in the Forest – When Book Knowledge Meets Real-World Survival Skills

   A scholar engaged in geography research came to the southwestern border and was attracted by a primeval forest, so he decided to take a look in the forest. There was a cultivated field not far from the forest. A farmer was hoeing the field. The scholar walked over, greeted him and asked, “Have you ever been in this forest?
   ” Turned around, but didn’t go deep.”
   “I want to go in and take a walk, and I want you to be my companion, is that okay?” The scholar said with a sincere face, “I’ll just delay your time for half a day. I will pay you.”
   The farmer nodded in agreement, picked up the hoe, wiped off the dirt on the hoe board, and followed the scholar into the forest.
   After the two wandered around the forest for more than two hours, the scholar seemed a little tired, so he took out food and sat down with the farmer under a fir tree to eat.
   The two chatted while eating, and the scholar asked, ” How many years have you been to school?
   ” It’s strength, and it takes effort to do anything without education,” the scholar said seriously, “You are not too old, you can learn some cultural knowledge by yourself.” “
   I can’t read books, and I’m not interested in those things in books.” The farmer said, “It looks like you are a learned person, have you been to university?”
   The scholar smiled lightly: “I graduated with a Ph. Various characteristics have brought out more than a dozen graduate students.”
   The farmer looked at the scholar with reverence.
   At this time, with a sound of “humming”, a wild boar with exposed fangs came towards the two of them. The scholar screamed in fright, dropped the water glass in his hand, turned around and got into the bushes behind him. The farmer jumped up, picked up the hoe beside him, shouted loudly, and ran towards the wild boar head-on. Wild boars are generally afraid of shiny tools and people’s shouts and shouts. The wild boar stopped, looked up at the hoe in the farmer’s hand, made a couple of “squeaks” before turning its head and walking away slowly. The farmer was afraid that it would come back later, so he drove the wild boar far away with a hoe, and then returned.
   When he came to the fir tree, the farmer didn’t see the scholar, so he yelled a few times, but no one answered, so he hurriedly went into the bushes to look for it. After searching for a while, but there was no one there, the farmer walked out of the bushes, looked around, and then walked into the woods on a hillside not far away, shouting and searching.
   Half an hour later, the farmer heard the answering sound at the bottom of a ravine, and hurriedly followed the sound, and saw the scholar sitting there with disheveled hair. When the scholar saw the farmer, he breathed a sigh of relief and said, “After I got out of the bush, I walked forward for a while and got lost. I couldn’t tell the direction no matter whether I looked at the wind or the sun, so I ended up here. Fortunately, you found it.” After a pause, he asked again: “You are looking for me here, are you not lost?”
   The farmer shook his head and said: “Although it is the first time for me to enter this area, I Every time I walk a certain distance, I will turn around and take a closer look, remembering the terrain and characteristic trees in those places, so that I can enter and exit smoothly.” “But no matter how
   I look at it, everything is the same.” The scholar looked around. , with a blank face.
   “On this mountain, there are no identical slopes, and no identical trees,” said the farmer. “Even the flowers and plants are different.” The
   scholar looked very tired, and the farmer helped him back. Like a car equipped with a navigator, the farmer passed through the woods and crossed the hillside, and soon led the scholar out of the forest.
   In this dense mountain forest, a well-educated geographer was able to get out by relying on a farmer with little education. It can be seen that the skills and accumulated experience in life are sometimes far more practical than the knowledge learned in books. In fact, no one should be presumptuous or underestimated. Both learned and talented people and those with low culture have their own value, and each has something worth learning and learning from the other.