Publisher：Locus Publishing Co.
Chairman is a lucky guy since he was a child. He has everything, and all are the best. Chairman is a man of witty, everything he does, he is asked to be the best, and he never let anyone done. Chairman is handsome and capable, his parents are elegant and open-minded, his wife is beautiful and virtuous, and his son and daughter are cute. Dreams everyone spend entire life to fight for, Chairman owns without much effort. Everyone likes Chairman; things Chairman got make people envy and jealousy. One more thing people cannot stand with is that, one day, God suddenly gave him a magical gift.
A pair of wings grew from the back of Chairman!
At first, people came to visit the wings, curious about what the wings can do, and envied Chairman more. But Chairman wasn’t happy. Later on, wings grew bigger but they became problem for Chairman and people around. His wife cannot stand the nonstop flapping sound, his family got allergic to feathers, wings took Chairman to everywhere, and Chairman couldn’t manage it. Therefore, Chairman and people around him decided to take the wings at disposal……
Finally, the wings won over them, taking Chairman and flew far away. Leaving his family, friends, his home, company, Chairman lost everything he once owned. Does he still deserve to be envied? Will he be more unhappy, or got any other feelings?
One of the main purposes of life is the pursuit of happiness. Most people measure their happiness by how much they own, and care much about what others have while they don’t. They fall into depress with discontent sigh, or lost in the loop of desire pursuit, eventually, they get farther and farther away from happiness. Chairman got everything in his hand, life was a smooth sailing. He should be the happiest man in the world. However, not only outsiders couldn’t see any shorts in him, maybe Chairman himself didn’t know if there’s anything else he need. Chairman had came to the highest place of happiness, nothing more was worth of pursuit, until god “bless” him, give him a pair of “extra” wings.
Chairman wanted to get rid of the wings at first place, shake off the impression of “freak” and “problem”. However, wings gave Chairman a chance to realize that he was not a free person, how was his value in the eyes of people around him. Wings became a faint hint of other possibilities in life. Gradually, wings turned into extension of Chairman’s ego, changed his values. He began to care about the suffering of birds. He desired to break away the status quo. Maybe it was the very first time; Chairman had a goal in his life that he desired to reach. Therefore, he left everything behind.
“Chairman” was gradually forgotten, replaced by some legendary stories of sufferers got help from a man with big wings. Has the “lucky man” found his happiness yet? “Keep on going!” We sincerely wish him well.
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