Truth from facts


Confucius avoided four things: preconceptions, arbitrariness, stubbornness, and egoism.

This is another of those short pithy descriptions of Confucius that are impossible to adequately translate. The English text seems so ungainly and ugly compared to the elegance and richness of the classical Chinese.

Still, the message is clear and definitely one worth taking to heart: don’t let your own prejudices get in the way of making the right judgments; take yourself out of the equation and let the facts speak for themselves.

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