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What is 志

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In Chinese the word 志 means ‘The ambitious goal that you want to achieve through hard working’!  Its top-part is 士 that is a nice title for a man whom you respect for his appearance or function! The lower component is 心 (heart). So 志 should represent ‘the ambition of a would-be-hero’.
We take cross ‘十’ as 'ten' and ‘一’’ as 'one'. So 士 is the man chosen from ten ones! (How wonderful is he that you can imagine?)
A good boy should set up ambitious ideal that can urge him to work hard for great achievement in the future!

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Reply Report SEARU 2019-5-26 16:45
To foreign friends: Please pay attention to the difference of 士 (man)and 土(earth)!  Both have the same component ‘十’;The first has a short horizon line  while the latter with a longer stroke for bottom!
For 土: the cross '十' symbols ‘one single of dust’ while the big horizon line should be ‘the surface of the ground’’!  That is why 土 means ‘earth’!
Reply Report SEARU 2019-5-26 21:24
志 shows ‘The heart of a ambitious man’.  The heart(心)can be understood as a boat supporting the man for living!  Yes, we live for dream to be realized by all means! The body language of 志 is so powerful that it always offers me too much bravery and strength to face kinds of difficulties and struggle for the primary destination set by myself a long time ago!
Reply Report 财神 2019-6-4 09:10
Good job sir!  keep it up।
Reply Report SEARU 2019-6-4 09:31
财神: Good job sir!  keep it up।
So delighted for your feedback! It is always funny if we have further analysis on some special Chinese characters through which we can better understand our national treasure-tradition!

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