July 27, 2010

Not bad for 2500 years ago

There must have been something in the air or water around the 5th and 6th centuries BC because the human race did some of its best thinking then. I'm thinking the Buddha, Lao Tzu, the Hebrew prophets, Aeschylus and the whole crew. The centuries around that time are often referred to as "the Axial Age."

Here's another timely thought from our old friend Confucius:

I have heard that a nation or a family does not worry that it has little but that that little is unevenly apportioned, does not worry that it is poor but that it is unstable. Because with equitable distribution there is real worry, with harmony, no real scarcity, with stability, no real peril.

Note: I'm still on the road. Regular posts with links and all should resume tomorrow.

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