+0
Hi, all Emotion: wink . Recently I read the book "The Importance of Living" written by the Chinese writer, Lin Yutang. There is one quoted sentence which have puzzled me to work out for a long while. As followed:

" Only those who take leisurely what the people of the world are busy about can be busy about what the people of the world take leisurely." by Chang Ch'ao

How this sentence should be analyzed ? I mean can anyone holds a sound level of English to guide me to dispart this long complex sentence into several simple sentences that could get to know at first sight possibly, great thanks in advance.
+0
To me,

Only those who don't care about what other people think can enjoy life. That is, you're free if you don't care about what people think.
+0
Most people are serious about X and not about Y.
You can be serious about Y only if you are not serious about X.

Most people are actively pursuing certain goals while not paying much attention to others.
You can pursue the goals that most people do not pay attention to only if you do not actively pursue the same goals that they are pursuing.
Site Hint: Check out our list of pronunciation videos.
Comments  
Here is my interpretation:

The people who aren't as concerned about certain issues as the majority can appreciate what the majority takes for granted.
 CalifJim's reply was promoted to an answer.
Teachers: We supply a list of EFL job vacancies