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Someone asked:
怀怀 Those who live in the primordial past cherished de and did not cherish li.
Small children are emotionally attached to their mother;
colts and calves follow their mother.
?” When do they use li?
Yangzi said:
Children and cattle!
怀怀 Children and cattle cherish their mothers but do not cherish their fathers.
怀 Cherishing one's mother is love.
怀 Cherishing one's father is reverence.
Cherishing only the mother and not the father
。” is not as good as cherishing both mother and father.


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