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Chinese Idiom -朝三暮四-3 Bananas in the Morning and 4 in the Afternoon

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3 bananas in the Morning and 4 in the Afternoon.


Zhuangzi told this story to his disciples to make a point.
Once a zookeeper said to his monkeys: "You'll get 3 bananas in the Morning and 4 in the afternoon."
All monkeys are upset.
"OK. How about 4 bananas in Morning and 3 in the afternoon?"
Hearing this, the monkeys are content.
One should realize that sometimes a change in phrasing does not represent a real change.



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