Who said “Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”?

Confucius, gouache on paper, c. 1770. Courtesy of Encyclopedia Britannica

Sounds perfect, yet it’s hard for many, almost impossible… something to really plan.

Confucius said “Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”.

He was a teacher and philosopher that influenced the Chinese way of life till the day. He has a highly optimistic view of human nature and about inner development, keeping the family, ruling the country and bringing peace to the world.

A wise man, develops through study; he knows himself, and has his passions under control.

Confucian ethical teachings include the following values:

  • Li: includes ritual, propriety, etiquette, etc.
  • Hsiao: love within the family: love of parents for their children and of children for their parents
  • Yi: righteousness
  • Xin: honesty and trustworthiness
  • Jen: benevolence, humaneness towards others; the highest Confucian virtue
  • Chung: loyalty to the state, etc

All these inter wind and give the culture its modesty and hardworking and family focus.

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