yes as it says, im just about ready to kill one of my coworkers but i had my mind focused on this post since this morning and i wanna do it b4 i get sidetracked(as do alot of my post ideas).
anyways… i borrowed a book from the library. ..from the queens public library.. titled “Confucius in 90 Minutes” it was good. i got to fill-in alot of the gaps of knowledge i had in confuciunisn(i hope i spelled that right) and it helped me adopt yet another filter with which to view my life.
but then, i try to do that when i acquire new concepts of living.
but this post is due to my fascination with an excerpt from the book i read(try to ignore the fact is says government service. its pretty universal to social interations):
Chuansun Shih asked the Master: “What must i do to become a superior man and enter government service?”
“You must respect the five high qualities and abhor the four evils.”
“What are the five high qualities?”
“The superior man is gracious without accepting bribes. He works alongside people without giving cause for resentment. He has ambitions, but he is not avaricious. He is dignified, but without undue pride. He inspires respect, but is not cruel.”
“What precisely do you mean by these qualities?”
“To work for the advantage of the people, isn’t this being generous without accepting bribes? If you give the right job to the right person, who will be resentful? If a man, out of desire to fulfill himself, achieves all he is capable of-how can he be greedy? The superior man always takes on his tasks regardless of their difficulty or size, and thus is not slothful-this surely is dignity without pride? The superior man takes care about his appearance. He wears his clothes and hat in a proper manner, and treats others with respect. and owing to his serious demeanor, people have great regard for him-in this way he inspires respect without being cruel.”
“And what are the four evils?”
“To put a man to death because he has failed his task when he wasn’t given the proper instructions-this is cruelty. To expect a man to do something without proper advice-this is an outrage. To insist a man rushes to complete his task, when he has been told to perform it thoroughly-this is detrimental. To promise a reward and then begrudge paying it-this is smallmindedness.”
well i thought so and thats was matters on MY blog lol.
u would think if ppl followed or even considered these principles, this would b a more considerate and less malintentioned(i kno its not a real world, but if u think about the parts, youll kno the meaning) world. its kinda funny cuz i subconciously follow these rules to the best of my abilities in my own life and dealings with ppl and then i read them laid out for me in a book.
mayb i have a little more chinese in me than the tiny fraction of actual genetics in my fam fam.
btw, i still wanna kill my fucking coworker who had the fucking nerve to….
another post, another time.
til next time. stay frosty.
lol nice post. I don’t udnerstand it so much, but I know I will when i grow a bit more. It’s interesting how you read about what your following. That’s awesome. Can’t wait till your next post XD