Confucius Day

Confucius say, “It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.”

Good advice, really, something that I’ve just learned is quite true over the last eighteen months or so. But that’s another blog post for another day or something. If you’re not familiar with Confucius, then you should probably pick up a history book now and then and read it. For the so fucking many of you I’ve heard say “I don’t read,” this is my short explanation: he was a philosopher and politician that lived a back in the day (like in the BC time range), and he was Chinese. True story, this only really sticks with me because when I was a kid, someone told me all the fortune cookie sayings were Confucius quotes. Not true, of course, but it’s the stupid shit we remember the longest.

confuciusToday is Confucius Day, and since he was obviously a pretty smart guy, how about we try to emulate that for the next 24 hours. The smart part, and instead of killing each other or screaming at someone when they fuck up, we can instead impart wisdom to one another, maybe help a fellow human being out. I mean, I know we won’t, we’re people, and we’re the worst, but let’s give it the old college try. What do you say?

When your kid is late for school, go here and quote Confucius. When you spill your coffee, go here and quote Confucius. When your boss piles on the extra work, go here and quote Confucius.

Or you can continue to be an asshole and do what you normally do, I suppose. But, as Confucius say, “Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.” We can all stand to take that lesson to heart.

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