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Tough love

子曰:「愛之,能勿勞乎?忠焉,能勿誨乎?」
Confucius said: “Can you truly love someone if you are not strict with them? How can you be truly loyal to someone if you refrain from admonishing them?”

Confucius doesn’t talk about love in the romantic sense at all in the Analects. Even when he talks about the family, his focus is on duty and mutual obligations. Continue reading Tough love