Monday, August 4, 2008

The Analects of Confucius

The Master said “even when walking in a party of no more then three. I can always be certain of learning from those I am with. There will be good qualities that I can select for imitation and bad ones that will teach men what requires correction in myself.”
• From this Analects of Confucius, for me it varies about the values of a person. In everything we do, there is learning that we earn after what we have done. There are choices that make your personality change. And for that, we must identify what are the bad habits and the good habit. Do good traits and if do bad things, we correct ourselves in our own way.

The Master said “Learn as if you are following someone with whom you cannot catch up, as though it were someone you were frightened of losing.”
• We should value on the things that we have learn because in time, it helps us to mold our personality. By not letting others take it away from you. You want someone that you cant afford to lose. You are Aiming for something. It is just like, you are dreaming of someone that you think it will never come into your life, but when you are dreaming about him/her, you don’t want to wake up because you love what you are dreaming for.

The Master said “First and Foremost, be faithful to your superiors, keep all promises. Refuse the friendship of all who are not like you and if you made a mistake, do not be afraid of admitting the fact and amending your ways.”
• Thus is about accepting on what you did, proclaiming on what you have done wrong, and make apology. Have you dignity and pride to follow on what you have sworn to someone. Be faithful to those who has greater stage, because they know what’s best on us. It is just like in our parents, “Parents knows best”.

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