It’s of British origin, not Chinese; recent rather than antiquarian; faux-sagacious rather than wise; and certainly not a curse, but for now let’s just go with it: “May you live in interesting times.”
Jesus favoured simple men because simplicity looks straight at you. There’s not a lot of unlearning to be done. A baker seeking an apprentice said, “Give me a kid who doesn’t know anything.”
For us to help someone, we must be beyond the need of help ourselves. We’re not beyond the need of help until the moment arrives when we realize we are sons of God.
Want what you have; do not want what you don’t have. Cultivate space.
Most of what we think, we believe. This is a serious problem.