Knowing “My Questions and Answers” X Beijing News Book Review Weekly | Reading Moments in the Cyber Age
What gains will reading bring you? Perhaps it is an inadvertent detail or story in your life. You will experience the impact of reading and knowledge on you. What unique experience do you have about this?
This issue of Zhihu “My Questions and Answers” and the Beijing News Book Review Weekly launched a discussion to reflect on the meaning of reading in contemporary society and the humanistic value behind reading.
When I was young, I went to the abandoned lead mine with my friends to explore the secrets. My knowledge saved me and my friends. My parents’ company is located in the mountains, and moved to the mountains in the last century when “deep digging holes and accumulating grain” were engaged in major and third-line construction. Originally digging lead-zinc mines for smelting, so it is called xx smelter. Later, the ore was almost dug, and the production transition was made to produce cement, polymer aluminum and so on. The original mine was abandoned. My friend and I found the entrance of the mine while climbing the mountain. The bricks and stones piled up at the entrance of the cave were taken away by the mountain people. Maybe we went to build a house? Anyway, the hole opened. At that time, my friend was about to enter, and I looked too dark. So everyone decided to bring a flashlight to explore next time. When I come again next time, I am more mindful. What if something happens? I took a flashlight and an aluminum kettle, filled with cold water. I also brought something to eat and a long wooden stick. We were afraid of being blocked by adults, so we didn’t tell the adults that we went to climb the mountain. Upon reaching the mountain, after entering the entrance of the cave, I found that it was not a passage, but a lot of bifurcations. Others walked in happily, and I suddenly remembered, what if I get lost when I come back? I remembered watching the cartoon “Clever Ixiu” when I was a child. There was an episode of Ixiu and Xiao Yexiu marking their way in the cave after getting lost. In some European fairy tales, barley is used as a signpost. So I called my little friend, and then used a stone to draw a cutting head on the wall, and I used the stone to create a conspicuous cutting head shape on the ground. They all laughed at me for being timid. I don’t care about them. Every time I walk a section of the road, I have to draw arrows, mark, and indicate the direction, especially where the road forks, and make it more obvious. We probably didn’t go far in. Later, I saw a deep hole next to the passage, similar to a shaft. A friend said how deep he wanted to see. We have to get in there. I stopped him. Say wait, we hold hands, be careful you fall. So the five of us pulled together. I’m still worried. I said that the person in front pulled his belt, and he pulled the belt of the person behind. This is more reliable. After doing this, the little friend slowly moved in. When this guy was approaching the deep hole, the pile of gravel under his feet suddenly loosened, and he slipped and almost fell into the hole. It happened almost in an instant, he yelled in shock, and the flashlight fell into the hole. Each of us was frightened, and immediately grasped each other, pulling desperately, and then pulled the little friend back from the edge of the deep hole. Everyone is very fortunate, but fortunate to have made preparations, otherwise something will happen today. We didn’t dare to look at it, so we tried to throw a stone into the deep hole, and the stone was thrown down. It took a few seconds before we heard the sound. Is it estimated to be tens of meters deep? After this fright, everyone’s enthusiasm for adventure retreated, and they wanted to go back. However, as I walked back, I suddenly realized that no one knew which direction was the direction of the cave entrance. One said it was here and the other said it was here. Because when we were cheering with teammates just now, the direction we faced was chaotic. At this moment, the surroundings were pitch black, and there was only the light of the four of us flashlights, and there was no sound. Everyone is scared. If we go in the wrong direction and go deeper and deeper, we will not be able to get out. Someone cried in fear. I am also a little scared. But I remembered the markings I had made, as well as the water and food I was carrying. I have a bottom in my heart. I comforted them, I brought water and food. Besides, I marked the place when I came. We choose a direction. If there is no sign of me in front, it means we are wrong and we will turn back. We will make a unique mark here, and it will be easy to find when we come back. Even if we can’t get out, our family will come to us. Didn’t an old man see us when we came in? Also advised us not to come in. If a family member finds us, he will tell our parents. After I said this, everyone was determined. So everyone followed my method and piled up a round stone circle on the spot. Then we go in one direction. Fortunately, we are on the right track. After walking tens of meters, I saw the signs and arrows I made when I came in. We just walked in the opposite direction of the cutting head. At this time they are also actively making new marks. Indicates the return route. My mark is most useful at forks. It’s dark all around, and I don’t know where is the direction of the hole. But with a mark, it’s different. So I walked back to the entrance of the cave. Out of the hole, into the sunshine, it seems to be back in the world. Everyone cheers. They said, thanks to my markings. This was an adventure when I was young, but fortunately, nothing happened. Later, they wanted to go on an expedition again, I can’t say. After they went, they found that the entrance of the cave was closed again, and they could not enter again. So the childhood adventure is over.