What Is This?

일취월장

(Eel-Chwee-Wol-Jahng)

This Korean proverb translates to “making steady progress” or “improving our skills over time.”

The proverb descends from the poetry of Chinese King Cheng of the Zhou Dynasty who wrote the following lines (translated)

I am wretched and not at all clever.
My study will improve daily and monthly to the light, however.
So do your best to help me see your good deeds ever and ever.

His poem emphasizes humility and slow, steady progress will guide us toward the light.

Here I hope to share my experiences and knowledge about how we can all walk a steady path to growth.

May we all stay humble, hungry, and foolish.

May we gratefully recognize ignorance, nurture child-like curiosity, and maintain healthy skepticism.

May we nudge ourselves to inhabit a better future self.

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