Everyone is useful

天生我才,必有用。
Tiānshēng wǒ cái, bì yǒuyòng.

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I have chosen a photo taken in Naha, Okinawa of a fruit seller having a conversation with a customer.

If God created me, then there must be some value in me. In other words, surely I am of some use. While I find my destiny, or someone who appreciates my skills, in the meantime, let’s drink and be merry.

The poem is written by famous Tang Poet Li Bo, lamenting that his talent was not appreciated by the Emperor of his day. Yet it is not a pessimistic poem in that he was drowning his sorrow but enjoying the company of life and friends and its pleasure. An upbeat poem on the brevity of life. Li Bo (李白) and Tu Fu (杜甫) are regarded as the two literary “saints” of Chinese poetry.

天生我材必有用, 出自李白的《将进酒》。意思是:每个人的出生都一定有自己的价值和意义。

诗中表达了作者对怀才不遇的感叹,又抱着乐观、通达的情怀,也流露了人生几何当及时行乐的消极情绪。全诗洋溢着豪情逸兴,具有出色的艺术成就。

作者简介
李白(701~762),字太白,号青莲居士。是屈原之后最具个性特色、最伟大的浪漫主义诗人。有“诗仙”之美誉,与杜甫并称“李杜”。

https://zhidao.baidu.com/question/57395118.html

If you are interested in the rest of the poem:
https://eastasiastudent.net/china/classical/li-bai-jiang-jin-jiu/

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