There is a tale of an egg spreading
across China's social media originally told by an weibo identity
called Winter Bamboo (冬竹**). The story goes like this:
During China's Three Kingdom's era, the second
emperor Adou (阿斗) of Shu Kingdom, that was established
with the help of Zhuge
Liang - one of the best premiers in Chinese history
- one day asked a Zen master: Now the founding emperor
and the good premier all passed away and the kingdom
is in disarray due to the increased internal disaffection
and the external military pressure from the superpower
state Wei, how can the dream of Shu Kingdom resurrection
be realised under my leadership?
The Zen master placed his wooden clapper, that he used to
punctuate his Buddhist chant, under a table leg and asked
the emperor to stand an egg upright upon the table.
The emperor was born dim-witted, despite as crown prince
he received the best education of the time and despite as
emperor he had many smart royal
concubines who knew how to manoeuvre their way up through
the ranks in palace politics by improving their skills in
fashion parade and, sometimes, martial arts, so he began
his egg project enthusiastically.
After several failed attempts, he helplessly watched the
egg to roll down the table and smashed on the floor.
Staring at the cracked egg, the emperor somehow believed
he was suddenly enlightened. "I know, master, you are
telling me the most important step towards the realisation
of the Shu Kingdom Dream is to bring balance to the forces
from the left and from the right as a way to maintain stability."
The Zen master lost his temper: "That's it, you idiot!
I was telling you this is not the job you can handle and
you should just let your egg roll away (滚蛋, meaning "to
P. S. Adou the second emperor of Shu Kingdom now widely
refers to President Xi Jinping by Chinese Netizens.