A Kind Reputation: Part Two

“The great man is he who does not lose his child’s-heart.” — Mencius Hatred is taught, not learned. By this I mean that hatred is something we aren’t born with, and it’s other people that teach us to hate instead.  This is why having the heart of a child is important. A child’s heart, or psyche, is pure. It isn’t ruined by hate for others, … Continue reading A Kind Reputation: Part Two

A Kind Reputation: Part One

“Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness.” — Mencius Mencius is another Chinese philosopher from around 300 B.C. He contributed to the traditions of Confucianism, and is the equivalent of a St. I’ve said it more times than I can count: kindness matters, and unfortunately we live in a world where it’s uncommon to be kind. Using this … Continue reading A Kind Reputation: Part One

An Unstoppable Force: Part Three

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Confucius You know, if I didn’t know who Confucius was, I would assume he’s a character from a comic book. Hear me out — people in comic books seem to hold a ton of wisdom that shines through whenever the plot finds it convenient. It’s a cynical approach to … Continue reading An Unstoppable Force: Part Three

An Unstoppable Force: Part Two

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” — Confucius Work is a frustrating topic for a lot of people.  Some people hate their jobs. Others love them. Unfortunately most of the time, the people you meet don’t like their jobs. Why? Why would people actively choose to do something they dislike every day? Why would … Continue reading An Unstoppable Force: Part Two

An Unstoppable Force: Part One

“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” — Confucius Kong Qui, otherwise known as Confucious, was a chinese philosopher from around 500 B.C. He was a huge advocate for teaching becoming a valid vocation, and his teachings formed a way of life that we now call Confucianism.  Confucianism revolves around the idea that human beings are naturally … Continue reading An Unstoppable Force: Part One

Changing the Moment: Part Three

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love” — Lao Tzu Unfortunately, we have a distinct lack of kindness in our societies.  People are rude to each other. They get angry at each other because of their driving skills and give them a rude gesture. They yell at people for doing their job wrong. Wars rage out at … Continue reading Changing the Moment: Part Three