Could you please check if my interpretations of the following quotes are correct?
(Source: Reader’s Digest, November 2000)
1- “The tree on the mountain takes whatever the
weather brings. If it has any choice at all, it is in
putting down roots as deeply as possible.”
I think the writer is comparing the “tree on the mountain” with a human being. A person has to accept everything bitter or sweet that life has to offer him. If he cannot stop the harshness of life, he can at least strengthen himself so much so that nothing in the world can frigthen him/ depress him." Am I right?
2- Do not rule out working with your hands. It does not
preclude using your head."
I think the writer is referring to the bad feelings people have while they are working with their hands. Many a time they are with the idea that the work is below their dignity. The writer says working with hands does not cease the functioning of the brain…" Am I right?
Please express your views.