It’s purported to be an ancient Chinese curse ~ “May you live in interesting times”. In truth it is one of those apocryphal sayings that is neither ancient nor Chinese…recent and Western in origin might be nearer the truth! There is actually a list floating on the internet-waves which talks of four famous Chinese curses (someone had once shared an email about them). So does calling them Chinese (some even talk of it being Irish!) infuse such statements with some compelling aura of “ancient wisdom”??
If you read through them you’ll wonder if one can call them ‘blessings’ or ‘curses’. That perspective is dependent upon how you view the story-line and attendant drama of your own life…
# May you live in interesting times
# May you be recognised by people in high places
# May you get what you wish for
# May all your dreams come true
That just about sums up the strifes and struggles of life!!