天下本無事,庸人自擾之

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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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天下本無事,庸人自擾之

  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
    處女座容易陷入天下本無事庸人自擾之情緒根本沒有什麼事情發生心情一點不要
    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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