Wisdom’s many sources

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.”

Confucius (b.551 BC) is a famous Chinese sage. He had a great deal to say on conduct and the place of the individual in society. His teachings stressed honor, self-governance, loyalty, and kindness. He felt that each individual knew what was Right, and should then do it.

After his death, his teachings were codified into a rather rigid set of rules and regulations, which was not Confucius’ goal at all. Followers can take a good teacher’s lesson and miss the entire point. It has happened often in history.

2 thoughts on “Wisdom’s many sources

    • Thank you. I had a good time working on it. The trick with this post was figuring out which of Confucius’ quote to snag. Ultimately, I chose the one that hit closest to home.

      On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 1:04 AM, Your Inner Rhino wrote:

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