Kitty Goes Fishing is a lovely story about a little cat who goes fishing with his Mom. The moral behind this story is to teach children that success comes from staying focused, yÃ¬xÄ«nyÃyÃ¬, meaning with whole heart and mind. It is one of DDâ€™s favorite Chinese childrenâ€™s stories.
|Chinese childrenâ€™s story: Kitty Goes Fishing||Chinese Tale: Kitty Goes Fishing|
One day, a little Kitten goes fishing with his Mom. When they sit down, a dragonfly comes. Kitty puts down his fishing rod and chases the dragonfly. But the dragonfly flies away, and kitty comes back empty-handed. Just at this moment, his Mom lands a big fish.
When Kitty sits down again and continues fishing, a butterfly comes. Kitty puts down the fishing rod again and chases it. But the butterfly also flies away, Kitty comes back empty-handed. At this moment, his Mom lands a big fish again.
Kitty asks his Mom, â€œWhy canâ€™t I land even one fish?” Mom looks at Kitty and says, â€œYou have to beÂ focused when fishing. You chase dragonfly and butterfly now and then, how can you land a fish?â€
His momâ€™s words make Kitty feel ashamed, so he begins to focus on fishing. The dragonfly comes again, and then comes the butterfly. Kitty doesnâ€™t make any move, as if he has not seen them at all.
After a while, he lands a big fish!