Shiba Onko (Sima Guang) has been a well-knowna Chinese historian and a Confucian scholar ofthe Song Dynasty (Hoku So period in China) in 1000 AD.
When he was a child, his friend fell down in the valuable large earthenware pot in error.
At that moment, without hesitation he threw a stone lying next to him to break the large pot to flush his friend out. He thought he should have be scolded heavily by his father as the
valuable pot was damaged and broken.
However, his father praised him for his quick wit and told him that nothing is more precious and irreplaceable than life.