Li Jiacheng and a Coin

李嘉诚和一枚硬币

Once while trying to reach his car key, Li Jiacheng dropped a two-dollar coin, which rolled under the car. He figured that when the car started the coin would fall int o the gutter, so he squatted down in an attempt to pick it up. Seeing this, an Indian attendant on duty immediately picked it up for him. Having retrieved his coin, Li Jiacheng surprisingly gave the attendant 100 dollars as a reward. His explanation for such a big reward was : “If the attendant hadn’t picked up the coin, it would have rolled into the gutter and the two dollars would have disappeared from the world. When I gave 100 dollars to the attendant, he could spend it for some useful purpose. I think money should be used, not wasted.

一次在取汽车钥匙时李嘉诚不慎丟落一枚两元硬币,硬币随后滚到车底。当时他估计汽车开动,硬币便会掉到阴沟里。李嘉诚蹲下身想捡起来。此时旁边一名印度籍当班侍者见此情况立刻代他捡起来。李嘉诚收回硬币后,竟然给他100美元酬谢。李嘉诚对此的解释是:若这位侍者不捡起这枚硬币,它便滚到阴沟里并在世上消失。而100元给了侍者,他便可花在有用的地方。我觉得钱可以用,但是不可以浪费。

 

(李嘉诚丟落两美元硬币的故事,说明了他对金钱的看法;钱可以用,但是不可以浪费。作为一个亿万富翁,他的精神境界不是常人可以达到的。