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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Monday, August 22, 2016

I don’t need to outrun the bear…

Whenever I'm in a conversation about compassion, justice, non-competitive sports, victims rights, class basketball, there occasionally emerges some macho Neanderthal mentality from someone, not always men, that its about 'survival of the fittest'. The way its supposed to be: wits and strength, the strong survive, etc.
But what immediately runs through my mind when I here these arguments are four questions:

  1. In the wild, just strength and wit, where does this person stand in the food chain?
  2. In a bare handed encounter between this person and a bear who would win?
  3. Could I outwit or kick this person's butt?
  4. In a three way encounter, this guy, a bear and me, who can run the fastest?

Most the time I feel me and the bear are safe.

Bear Encounter

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