During the Song Dynasty, there was a farmer who had a field where a tree stump stood in the middle. One day, a hare running across the field, hit the stump, broke his neck and died. The farmer then abandoned farming and decided to wait by the tree stump for another hare. He ended up without any more hare but became the laughing stock of the country.
---Hanfeizi Book 49(233 BC)
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