Tuesday, May 17, 2011

CHOMP! CHOMP! Food for Thought.


"By three methods we may learn wisdom: 
First, by reflection, which is noblest;
second, by imitation, which is easiest;
and third by experience, which is the bitterest."

  • Chinese philosopher who lived between 551 BCE and 479 BCE
  • notoriously ugly, even in his own day
  • may or may not have been the illegitimate child of an ancient warrior
  • NOT the docile old man we think of, but a grumpy fart, like many great men
  • devoted his life to his students; taught in a mountain setting
  • believed in social hierarchy and order and obedience above all
  • sought his whole life for a worthy leader of men to serve, and never found him
  • his ideas are the foundation for Chinese society, as well as many other Asian cultures
adieu, adieu

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