If You are Honest, I Will Believe in You
I don’t know whether you have noticed a note while you were eating in the dining room. There was a note put up on the vending machine, and the word on the paper really touched me. It said that, if you are honest, I will believe in you.
The word recalls a story kept in my mind, and now I am so glad to share with you. I believe most of you have watched CCTV Spring Festival Gala this year, but who still remember an old man named Wu Hengzhong. (Look)This man, as a representative of “national moral models”, was invited to pay a New Year call to the people, and was also the protagonist of the story I am going to tell.
He was a common 58-year-old peasant in Tongnan ,Chongqing. What makes him well-known is that he has been repaying a debt, which replaced his dead son. In 2001, his son, Wu Jun, borrowed money from his relatives and then bought a truck to make a living from it. However, in 2003, a misfortune befall him as well as his family was involved. He died in a car accident, leaving a 4-year-old child and 19 thousand debt. On the day of bury, he cried at his son’s grave, and said, don’t worry, I will replace the debt instead of you. After that, he was in great distress over the death of his son, but still was strong and alive. However, 19 thousand debt was a really huge sum for him, so for repaying the debt, he just reclaimed all the wasteland in the mountain, the total area 52 mu and became the largest local grower. How much is the 52 muLet’s make a calculation together. Each mu is approximately equal to 666 square meters, so 52 mu is about 35 thousand square meters, and is approach to the area of 5 qualified football court. Can you imagine thatAn old man cultivated a so huge area. It means that he had to work day and night, and actually he did so. At the same time, for repaying the debt, he has been lived frugally, and the clothes he wore were all from others’. While he was still optimistic, he would rather lived hard himself but to be responsible to all the creditors. All this time, he has been repaid the debt little by little, and just because of his good faith, local residents believed him a lot and helped him. Up to now, all the debts has be paid. There is someone once advised him to work in other places so that he could earn more, but he refused for the reason of avoiding others’worry. He thought of, if he stayed in his hometown, so that the creditors would not have the worry of he would not repay their money. And just because of this beli
ef and his good faith, he has been insisted this tough business.
One thing I hope you can realize is that there is no legal provision requires the relatives should repay a debt instead of the debtor,even his father.
Now my story is over. I am not sure whether you were touched deeply like me, but I still want to restate again. If you are honest, I will believe in you. Maybe life would be some different, but you will have a clear conscience, and that is more important. Thank you.