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Time period is the 1930s. A master of an ancient Chinese art is growing old. He must pass on his skills to an heir. A male heir. It's tradition!
Unfortunately, he's childless. In a desperate effort to honor the custom and maintain the trade, he buys a young child. In China, poor children are often sold via a black market. He and the child develop a close relationship, however, a “complication” also develops.
is a wonderful and touching story.
- View theatrical trailer - https://youtu.be/OjXVfF4GQO0
21 June 2014
The yawn may or may not been included when he made that comment. But Rome was loaded with philosophers and they had a habit of congregating on Mars Hill daily and just ... babbling. Meanwhile, on another part of planet earth ...
To contrast with a teacher from the Far East:
"3 methods to learn wisdom: by reflection, which is noblest; by imitation, which is easiest; and by experience, which is the bitterest."
Words of wisdom from one who probably lived his life as a simple common ordinary man, but who is today acknowledged by many around the world as one the world's most sensible common sense philosophers. When it comes to Confucianism, many would insist that Cicero's quote does not apply.
A brief bio-snapshot:
- Life span: About 70 years (c. 551 B.C - c. 479 B.C.)
- Born and buried in Chu-foo (or Qufu or Lu).
- Served as Public Administrator for 15 years (532 B.C. - 517 B.C.); afterward he studied and taught the Chinese classics, and spread his philosophy.
- His sayings were published posthumously as the "Analects of Confucius".
- The Prince of Lu consecrated his home as a temple, two years after he died.
Do You Admire the Wisdom of Confucius?
I do. ☺
To practice 5 things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue: gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.— Confucius
Image credit: Confucius Statue in Bejing, China (Wikimedia Commons)
*** Original Post Feb 15, 2014 at TreasurePen.
03 March 2014
In this instance, NYU student Susannah Griffee, has presented for our education her Ukraine 101 quick study. Click link above. Thank you Ms. Susannah.
Link to my understanding based on Ms. Griffee’s excellent synopis.
Image credit: Wikimedia Commons
*** NOTE: Previously posted at cmoneyspinner.wordpress.com, March 3, 2014. The following comments were left behind:
We are not a peaceful breed. There is always violent conflict simmering along. The question then becomes what causes the larger flare-ups, the World Wars.
The personalities of a few men will determine if war happens. And given our history and given how “determined” world leaders have to be to get those jobs, then war is always on the cards.
I don’t think this will cause a World War, in the traditional sense I don’t think that’s possible anymore. We have wars that involve a lot of countries. Iraq and Serbia for examples. But we don’t think of them as world wars, maybe we should.
cmoneyspinner March 4, 2014 at 4:58 PM
Interesting you should make that point that “maybe we should”. When explaining conflict to my children so that they could get the sense of it I always tell them “Try to think of the country as your next door neighbor. Wouldn’t you much rather be at peace with the person who can easily walk right up to your front door and get in your face?” Of a truth, perhaps viewing it as a “world war” causes the disconnect and insensitivity. Maybe we should think of war or conflict as having a huge unnecessary violent fight with our next door neighbor which results in blood that need not have been shed.
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