Carrying Rice for More Than a Hundred Li ：ZhongYou
Zhong You, with the alias of Zilu or Jilu, was a man in the State of Lu during the Spring and Autumn Period. He was a favorite disciple of Confucius. He possessed frank and courageous characters, and was very filial.
At an early age, as his family was poor, he often took wild vegetables as food, but still he carried sacks of rice for more than a hundred li to raise his parents.
After his parents died, he became a high-ranking official, and then was dispatched to the State of Chu, followed by a hundred chariots and with 10,000 zhong (ancient unit of capacity) of grain in store.
Sat upon many layers of brocade mattress and enjoyed sumptuous feast before rows of tripods of food, he often missed his parents and sighed:
"Even if I am willing to go back to the times when I ate wild vegetables and carried rice for more than a hundred li to raise my parents, how could that be possible?"
Confucius praised: "You took care of your parents, which can be commented as doing one’s best during parents’ lifetime and missing parents after they depart out of this world!" (Zhi Si of Confucius Family Instructions).