Up and down

子曰:「君子上達,小人下達。」
Confucius said: “A leader reaches up. A petty person reaches down.

A leader focuses on what is right while a petty person is only concerned about his only personal benefit.

In theory anyway. As much as Confucius would have liked to believe otherwise, the reality is not quite as black and white. Most people are stuck in the middle, I suspect, fighting to keep our heads just above water.

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