自相矛盾，汉语成语，拼音是zì xiāng máo dùn。比喻别人或自己说话做事前后抵触。出自《韩非子·难一》。
Contradictory, Chinese idiom, pinyin is zì xiāng máo dùn. Comparing other people’s words or self-defeating things. From “Han Feizi · Hard One”.
The self-contradiction comes from “Han Feizi·Nan Yi”, which is about: a man from Chu sells spears and shields, saying that his shield is very strong, no matter what spear is used, he said that his spear is sharp. It’s so, no matter what shield it is, it can be pierced. When an onlooker asked: “What happens if you pierce your own shield with your own spear?”, this person could not answer. It was later used to describe the inconsistency of other people’s actions or words, and also refers to incoherent character or mood. Later, it was used as a metaphor for the conflicts and inconsistency of people’s language actions.
From “Han Feizi·Difficult One”: Chu people have shields and spears, and they say: “My shield is strong, and things can’t fall.” He also praised his spears: “The advantage of my spear is that everything is trapped. Yeah.” Or said: “How about using the spear of the son to trap the shield of the son?” His man Fu Neng responded. Everyone laughed. The shield that the husband cannot fall into and the spear that cannot fall into the husband cannot stand together in the same world.
Chu people: Chu people.
鬻 (yù): sell.
Reputation: Praise, here is the meaning of boasting, boasting.
Sinking: piercing, here is the meaning of “penetrating” and “piercing”.
Or: someone, someone else, someone
夫 (fú): Put it at the beginning of the sentence to indicate that you will make a comment.
During the Warring States Period, there was a man who sold spears and shields in Chu State. He first boasted that his shield was very hard and said, “No matter what you use, you can’t destroy it!” Then, he boasted that his spear was sharp and said: “Anything can be destroyed by it!” The person on the market asked him: “If you use your spear to pierce your shield, what will happen to them?” That person could not answer. Everyone laughed at him. A shield that cannot be pierced and a spear that can pierce all shields cannot coexist.
Reveal the truth
It is impossible for an unbreakable shield and an indestructible spear to coexist in the world. This Chu countryman unilaterally exaggerated the role of the spear and the shield, resulting in a situation that cannot be justified. Metaphors speak and do things before and after conflict, can not justify the claim. You should think twice before doing anything and speaking.