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.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Movie Myths:

I thought you'd want to know some things you would never know without the movies:

  • When they are alone, all foreigners prefer to speak English to each other.
  • If being chased through town, you can usually take cover in a passing parade - at any time of year.
  • All beds have special L-shaped cover sheets that reach up to the armpit level on a woman but only to the waist level on the man lying beside  her. anim (6)
  • The Chief of Police will almost always suspend his (sic) star detective- or give him 48 hours to finish the job.
  • It's easy for anyone to land a plane providing there is someone to talk you down.
  • The ventilation system of any building is the perfect hiding place -  no one will ever think of looking for you in there and you travel to any  other part of the building undetected.
  • The Eiffel Tower can be seen from any window in Paris.
  • All bombs are fitted with electronic timing devices with large red  readouts so you know exactly when they are going to go off.
  • You are very likely to survive any battle in any war unless you make  the mistake of showing someone a picture of your sweetheart back home.
  • Should you wish to pass yourself off as a German officer, it will not be necessary to speak the language - a German accent will do.
  • A man will show no pain while taking the most ferocious beating but will wince when a woman tries to clean his wounds.
  • If staying in a haunted house, women should investigate any strange  noises in their most revealing underwear.
  • Mothers routinely cook eggs, bacon and waffles for their families every morning even though their husbands and children never have time to  eat it.
  • Cars that crash will almost always burst into flames.
  • A single match will be sufficient to light up a room the size of RFK  stadium.
  • Any person waking from a nightmare will sit bolt upright and pant.
  • It is not necessary to say hello or goodbye when beginning or ending  phone conversations.
  • It is always possible to park directly outside the building you are  visiting.
  • It does not matter if you are heavily outnumbered in a fight involving martial arts - your enemies will patiently attack you one by one and the others will dance around in a threatening manner until you have knocked out their predecessors.
  • When a person is knocked unconscious by a blow to the head, they will never suffer a concussion or brain damage.
  • No one ever involved in a car chase, hijacking, explosion, volcanic  eruption or alien invasion will ever go into shock.
    Once applied, lipstick will never rub off - even while scuba diving.
  • You can always find a chainsaw when you need one.
    Any lock can be picked by a credit card or a paper clip in seconds  unless it's the door to a burning building with a child trapped inside.
  • Television news bulletins usually contain a story that affects you  personally at the precise moment that they are aired.

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