Recently I came across 差 and the meaning is supposed to be distinction. I do understand the vocab distinction. I just fail to understand the mnemonic around it. Seems like the way it is explained it doesn’t fit the meaning of distinction I learned.
Distinction is to be aware of the difference of two things, right?
I’m having trouble remembering that kanji, because I don’t understand that mnemonic. So could someone explain to me what distinction means in that context?
(So here is a copy of said mnemonic:
A sheep with no legs that goes down a slide without any knowledge of construction lacks the distinction necessary to get new legs. This sheep is missing its bottom half, so it often gets to places by using slides. However, the sheep doesn’t know anything about construction, so it’s pretty clueless how to make slides or even how they work. Lacking distinction, no one really cares about this sheep enough to get it that leg transplant it so desperately wants.)