MidReal Story

Quest for Wisdom

Scenario: In a remote village, there lived a smart little boy named Xiao Ming. Xiao Ming was brimming with curiosity about the world and always loved to explore his surroundings, discovering new and exciting things.One day, while exploring the forest, Xiao Ming stumbled upon a mysterious meadow with an ancient tree at its center, laden with colorful fruits that filled the air with a tantalizing aroma, capturing his attention. However, he recalled the warnings of the village elders that some things deep in the forest should not be touched carelessly.Deciding to seek advice, Xiao Ming returned home and consulted the village sage, Grandpa Zhi. After listening to Xiao Ming's description, Grandpa Zhi explained that the tree was the legendary "Tree of Wisdom," whose fruits could bestow knowledge and wisdom upon those who passed its tests of intellect.Following Grandpa Zhi's guidance, Xiao Ming found three riddles, each representing a trial from the Tree of Wisdom. With his intelligence and wit, he solved the riddles one by one. Eventually, standing beneath the tree, the fruits suddenly fell before him.Xiao Ming realized that true wisdom was not just about knowledge but also included courage, humility, and respect for the unknown. He carefully picked up the fruit, feeling a surge of strength and light within his heart.From that day on, Xiao Ming became not only a little sage in his village but also frequently used his wisdom and courage to help the villagers solve problems and protect the home he loved. The Tree of Wisdom became a beautiful legend in the village.
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In a remote village, there lived a smart little boy named Xiao Ming. Xiao Ming was brimming with curiosity about the world and always loved to explore his surroundings, discovering new and exciting things.One day, while exploring the forest, Xiao Ming stumbled upon a mysterious meadow with an ancient tree at its center, laden with colorful fruits that filled the air with a tantalizing aroma, capturing his attention. However, he recalled the warnings of the village elders that some things deep in the forest should not be touched carelessly.Deciding to seek advice, Xiao Ming returned home and consulted the village sage, Grandpa Zhi. After listening to Xiao Ming's description, Grandpa Zhi explained that the tree was the legendary "Tree of Wisdom," whose fruits could bestow knowledge and wisdom upon those who passed its tests of intellect.Following Grandpa Zhi's guidance, Xiao Ming found three riddles, each representing a trial from the Tree of Wisdom. With his intelligence and wit, he solved the riddles one by one. Eventually, standing beneath the tree, the fruits suddenly fell before him.Xiao Ming realized that true wisdom was not just about knowledge but also included courage, humility, and respect for the unknown. He carefully picked up the fruit, feeling a surge of strength and light within his heart.From that day on, Xiao Ming became not only a little sage in his village but also frequently used his wisdom and courage to help the villagers solve problems and protect the home he loved. The Tree of Wisdom became a beautiful legend in the village.
Hello, my name is Xiao Ming.
I’m a smart little boy and I live in a remote village with my parents.
Our village is surrounded by a vast expanse of forest, and I like to spend my days exploring the ancient woodland.
The trees are so tall, their canopies blocking out the sun and casting long shadows upon the ground.
Some of the older villagers say that the forest has stood for generations, and that many people have tried to pass through its dense foliage, but few have succeeded.
Despite the many warnings I receive from the village elders, who tell me not to go too far into the woods, I can’t help but feel a sense of curiosity when it comes to what lies beyond.
I’m always eager to gather knowledge, and to learn as much as I can about the world around me.
For as long as I can remember, I have been exploring the forest, hoping to make new discoveries every time I venture inside.
My parents are hardworking farmers who spend all day in the fields, tending to our crops from sunrise to sunset.
They often worry about me getting lost in the woods, or about me meeting some kind of danger.
But they also know that I am a brave little boy, and that I am not one to shy away from adventure.
And so they often let me be, knowing that I will always return home safe and sound at the end of each day.
One day, while I was out exploring the forest as usual, I came across something that made my eyes go wide with wonder.
I saw a meadow filled with flowers of every color imaginable growing wild and free.
In the middle of that meadow stood an ancient tree with its branches reaching high into the sky.
The tree was covered with colorful fruits that seemed to radiate an aura of wisdom and knowledge.
I later learned that this tree was called the Tree of Wisdom and it had been standing there for many millennia.
But at that time, I didn’t know what it was called or what it was capable of.
The colorful fruits were like nothing I had ever seen before, and I felt an overwhelming urge to taste them and see if they were delicious.
But just as I took a step forward, an old man suddenly appeared before me.
He had a shock of white hair, and was wearing simple robes.
He looked at me with a kind smile on his face, and said, “Young man, I am Grandpa Zhi, the guardian of the Tree of Wisdom.
If you wish to taste the fruits of this tree, you must first answer three of my riddles.”
I was overjoyed when I heard this, and I quickly nodded my head in agreement.
It seemed as if the heavens had answered my prayers and sent me a wise old man to help me on my quest for knowledge.
Grandpa Zhi then told me that the fruits of the Tree of Wisdom contained knowledge and wisdom from generations past, and that those who consumed them would be granted their power.
He also explained that the fruits were protected by the tree, and that those who wished to taste them must first prove themselves worthy.
He then asked me three riddles in order to test my knowledge and intellect.
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Riddle #1: What has keys but can’t open locks?
Riddle #2: What has a head, a tail, is brown, and has no legs?
Riddle #3: What has many keys but can’t open a single lock?
I thought long and hard about his riddles, and after some time had passed, I finally managed to solve all three.
The answers were piano, penny and computer.
Grandpa Zhi was very pleased with me and nodded his head in approval.
And so he led me closer to the tree and said, “Take off one of the fruits from the tree and eat it.
This way you can obtain knowledge and wisdom.”
Overjoyed by his words, I quickly reached out my hand and picked off one of the colorful fruits.
It was so beautiful, and looked like an apple.
The moment it entered my mouth, it burst into juicy sweetness.
And then…
My mind was filled with information.
All of it was knowledge that I had never come across before.
“This is too amazing!”
After getting the old man’s consent, I put another fruit into my mouth.
The old man still nodded his head as if it was expected for me to do so.
I felt that I was going through some sort of transformation.
My body seemed to be brimming with this newfound knowledge and wisdom.
My mind seemed like it was expanding and growing more powerful by the minute.
And then…
When I put another fruit into my mouth…
As I regained my senses, I found myself at the edge of the forest.
Before me lay a meadow so vast and enchanting, it seemed to stretch on forever.
Its borders blended seamlessly into the dense foliage that surrounded it, as if it were an extension of the forest itself.
The grass beneath my feet was a vibrant shade of green, swaying gently in the breeze like waves upon an emerald sea.
But what truly captivated me were the flowers that dotted the meadow.
A kaleidoscope of colors painted the landscape in hues I had never seen before.
Their petals glowed as if lit from within, casting a soft and mesmerizing light that danced across the meadow like a thousand twinkling stars.
The air was filled with a sweet and intoxicating fragrance, so unlike the familiar scents of the forest that I found myself inhaling deeply, savoring every breath.
This meadow was so beautiful, it was like something out of a fairy tale or a dream, and for a moment, I was completely entranced by its beauty.
But as I stood there, gazing in awe at this hidden paradise, my heart began to pound with excitement.
I knew that only something truly extraordinary could have produced such an enchanting sight, and that I was standing on the threshold of something amazing.
And then it dawned on me: The colorful fruits I had eaten just moments ago had given me the ability to see this meadow and all of its hidden wonders!
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My heart was torn in two.
Part of me wanted to run back into the safety of the forest and pretend like this meadow didn't even exist.
It told me that this meadow was not meant to be seen by anyone, and that it was best for me to just forget about what I had seen and go on living my normal life.
But there was another part of me, the part of me that had always longed for adventure and new experiences, that was urging me to step out of the shadows and into the light.
It reminded me that this was my chance to explore this beautiful new world before me, to see what other secrets it held, and to discover what other wonders it contained.
I knew that if I didn't act now, my chance would be gone forever, and I would regret it for the rest of my life.
But was I really ready to make such a reckless decision?
Was I really ready to leave the safety of the forest behind, and venture out into this unknown world all alone?
I knew that once I made my decision, there would be no turning back.
And then, as if nature itself were trying to guide me, a gentle breeze caressed my face, carrying with it the sweet fragrance of the meadow's flowers.
The wind whispered in my ears, urging me to take that first step forward—to close my eyes, and leap into the unknown without fear or hesitation.
And so, taking a deep breath, I braced myself for what was to come.
Closing my eyes, I lifted my foot off the ground, and stepped out from the shadows of the forest and into the light of the meadow beyond.
As soon as my foot touched the grass, I felt an incredible energy surging through my body.
My mind was filled with bright colors and dazzling lights, and for a moment, I thought I might pass out from excitement.
But then, slowly opening my eyes, I realized that the transition between the forest and the meadow had been so seamless, so effortless, that if it weren't for the bright sunlight shining overhead, I might not have even noticed it had happened at all!
For all around me, the meadow was just as beautiful and enchanting as it had appeared while I was standing at the edge of the forest, and my heart swelled with joy as I realized that the meadow and the forest were not two separate worlds, but one.
The meadow was simply the other side of the forest, and it was every bit as amazing as anything that lay beyond the boundaries of my imagination!
I stood at the edge of the meadow, my eyes wide with wonder as I took in the sights and sounds of this beautiful new world that lay before me, and for a moment, a sense of peace washed over me as I realized that despite my fears, I had made the right choice in coming here.
The meadow was more beautiful than I could have ever imagined!
The grass was greener, the flowers were more colorful, and the air was sweeter than anything that existed in the forest!
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