I would like to know what chinese 成语 or 俗语 can be used to emphasize the need of people or generations to adapt to the given situation or environment.
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people or generations to adapt to the given situation or environment
People who live near mountains make a living in the mountains, people who live near the sea make a living in the sea
Notice: 靠 here doesn't mean depend on. It means lean against = near; close to
根據環境的實際情況制定相應的辦法 - Formulate corresponding measures according to the actual situation of the environment
When a group migrated to a new place, they have to adapt to the environment and adjust their way of life. That's 因地制宜.
For personal situation:
To put it simply, it means "acting according to circumstances" and "waiting for opportunities." That is, when there is no preparation beforehand or when there is a temporary change, you must know how to be flexible and make necessary changes.
執 = hold = be mindful of
生 = unfamiliar (element)
執生 = caution and prepare to react
Adapt when options are exhausted. The problem will be solved if you adapt