Families, when a child is born,
Want it to be intelligent.
I, through intelligence,
Having wrecked my whole life,
Only hope the baby will prove
Ignorant and stupid.
Then he will crown a tranquil life
by becoming a Cabinet Minister.
Su Dong-Po, also called Su Shi. January 8, 1037 – August 24, 1101
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