Li: ritual, propriety, etiquette. Hsiao: love within the family (parents for children and children for parents. Yi: righteousness--the noblest way to act in a situation. Xin: honesty and trustworthiness. Jen: benevolence, humaneness towards others. Chung: loyalty to the state and authority. --Confucius (Kong Fuzi)

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I believe the past is relevant, sometimes more than others of course. In most cases we are seeing history being repeated, so it is most relevant.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Doing the laundry and cleaning the windows: Allegorically?

by Glenn Littrell
I thought sharing this Facebook post/article would demonstrate how easy we have it now over 50 years ago. You know, as an example for those older people who keep posting those nostalgic post about missing the good-old days, and the younger people who don't appreciate how simple things are for them, like 'chores'.
Then I realized that the old fogies of my generation wouldn't read past the first few lines to reveal the message contained in the last paragraph, and the 'young-uns' probably don't have any idea how their laundry is cleaned and dried today... chores? chores? what are chores?

Our memories tend to be seen through tinted windows, which, like our willingness to accept everything that agrees with what we want to believe as fact. Before you like or share a slogan or graphic that appears to support what you want it to support think if that little simplification can support your viewpoint, which hopefully is more complicated and thought out with reason, not short-sighted anger or jingle-ism.
Be sure that it is actually promoting what it appears to be promoting, not some subtle hurtful message... and on occasion, consider the source.
Young people are not the only people who need to realize that everything they see on the internet (or news) is
NOT true.


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