天下本无事,庸人自扰之

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Etymology[edit]

Literally: nothing under the heavens is the matter until a person of mediocre ability messes things up for himself

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天下本无事,庸人自扰之

  1. to not think things through, and thereby create unnecessary trouble for oneself; to try to fix something that was not broken in the first place
    处女座容易陷入天下本无事庸人自扰之情绪根本没有什么事情发生心情一点不要
    Virgos will find it easy to fall into the trap of feeling like they should try to fix something that was not broken in the first place. Nothing has actually happened, so relax and don't overthink things.

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