10 life lessons from the Great Philosopher Confucius
Acknowledged to be one of the greatest philosophers that ever lived, Confucius focused on ethics within the family, educational system and public. He emphasised personal and governmental morality, teaching the people the rules of social relationships, justice, and sincerity.
After his death, Confucius’ teachings became the official imperial philosophy of China. Even today, his simple, profound teachings transcend time, space and culture and have the ability to impart great wisdom when reflected upon, and lived. His values were ‘humanitarian’ values.
Today, we would like to present 10 powerful life lessons from this revered thinker.
1. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
2. Never form a friendship with a man who is not better than you.
3. When anger rises, think of the consequences.
Always keep an eye out for what’s on the other side of that frustrated action you’re about to take!
4. When it is obvious that goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, but adjust the action steps.
5. If you hate a person, then you’re defeated by that person.
6. What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.
7. Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
8. Give instructions only to those people who seek knowledge after they have discovered their ignorance.
9. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.
10. If they spit at you behind your back, it means you’re ahead of them.