It is January now,and it's also the exam season.Let's talk about“one()”and rousing the spirits with the first drum roll(一鼓作气). Wish you all the bestmake a good start

"One" is the first number of human beings to cognize,writing is also the simplest: exactly a cross. The ancients thought chaos was "one(一)",the division of the world is "two(二)",“three(三)”is human beings between heaven and earth, and this gives birth to all things in the universe.



Rousing The Spirits With The First Drum Roll

During the Spring and Autumn Period,an army from the State of Qi confronted one from the State of Lu.After the first roll of drums from the Qi side to summon Lu to battle,the Lu ruler wanted to attack but his counsellor Cao Gui said,“We should wait until the third drum roll.”After the Qi side had beaten the drums three times,the Lu army attacked and defeated the Qi army.After the battle,the ruler of Lu asked Cao Gui the reason for his odd advice. Cao Gui answered,“Fighting needs spirit.Their spirit was roused by the first roll of drums,but was depleted by the second and completely exhausted by the third.We started to attack when their spirit was exhausted.That’s why we won.”

This idiom later came to mean to get something done with one sustained effort.





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