A maverick pig
In the period when I went down to countryside and became a member of the production teams, I fed pigs and also grazed cows. Actually, this two animals absolutely knew how to enjoy themselves without anybody′s caring. They would lightheartedly hang out, eat and drink when they need, and fall in love when the mating season came. This way, their lives really stayed on a very low level, few of any good at all. As human came here, however, their lives were rearranged：every cow and every pig was given a life theme. For most of them, these themes brought about a lot misery：the former lived to labor, the latter produce meat. I didnt think there was anything they could complain about, since my life then seemed not filled with any more routines, no more amusement other than the 8 model operas. A very few pigs and cows were alloted something else. Take pigs as an example, the task of boar and sows was absolutely not just eating. As far as I concerned, they didn′t like these arrangements much either. The task of boar was breeding, in other words, he was allowed to be a playboy. The exhausted boar, however, always assumed an air of gentlemen, which is the specific character of hogs, strongly refusing to jump up onto the sows′ back. The task of sows is procreation，but some of them even ate their babies. In a word, our arrangements made them suffer heavily. Anyway, they accepted it. Pigs are pigs.
It is a particular character of human to fill lives with a variety of arrangements, not only for animals, but also ourselves. We know that, in ancient Greece there was a city-state called Spatar, where the lives there became dull after arrangements, the aim of which was to make men dare-to die warriors, and women egglayers. The former were like gamecooks, and the latter sows. This two creatures are very special, but in my opinion, they must not like their lives. But what can they do with that? Both human and animal can hardly change their fates.
In my forty years, I have never found anyone who dare to defy the arrangement for his life in this pig′s way. In contrast，I do find many those who want to arrange the lives of others, and those who accept the arrangements not only with resignation but even with good will. Due to this, I have always been cherishing the memory of this maverick pig.