The Analects

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    Book One

    "To have friends arrive from afar - is this not a joy?"


    What did the master mean?


    I can tell you that for many older Chinese this is still a motivating concept. When I lived in China many years ago, I heard many older people quote this precept. On many trips later the idea, if not the source, was clearly still a cultural value.

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    In the West we have a saying fish and company stink after 3 days
     
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    All set, thanks.
     
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    "To be patient even when others do not understand - is this not the mark of the gentleman?"
     
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    "A scholar who has set his heart upon the Way but who is still ashamed of having shabby clothing or meager rations is not worth engaging in discussion."
     
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    I don't know if it's THE mark of a gentleman. It might be one though. And what about the non patient? Don't they get the job done faster? Maybe my painter is a gentleman because the jobs not done
     
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    Highly necessary for a teacher (and/or a parent!).
     
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    "To serve your own mind, so that sorrow and joy aren't constantly revolving in front of you, knowing what you can't do anything about and accepting it as though it were destiny, is the perfection of Virtue."
     
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    Bullshit. How is that virtuous?

    And what you think you can't do anything about? Like what? Can you give us an example? What bad happened that you were powerless to stop? And how is it virtue that you feel no sorrow or happiness when you witness something bad?

    You're trying to convince yourself you are virtuous. Ya not
     
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    Doesn't seem like it
     

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