Working all day only to satisfy hunger,
Yet when hunger is satisfied, one craves clothing.
When both hunger and clothing are satisfied,
One thinks of wedding a beautiful young wife;
Yet with a lovable wife and also concubines,
A sedan and horses for transportation are missing.
Yet with a herd of mules and horses,
Narrow farmlands become an issue.
Yet upon purchasing a million
hectares of fertile land,A government position is needed
to prevent being cheated.
One then complains that seventh or fifth rank
are too minor,
And then the fourth or the third are still too low.
Yet when one becomes first rank in the imperial court,
One then desires to be the emperor.
Once all content as the Son of Heaven,
Then comes the hope of being immortal.
Wishful thinking and ambitions will never end,
Only grief and regret will accomp