Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The way of a leader no.3

Duke Yi of the state of Rong was known for monopolizing wealth  and profits for himself and for being oblivious to its adverse effects on the society. One should know that wealth and profits are the very sources of survival for hundreds of materials nurtured between heaven and earth. To monopolize them will give rise to an unbalanced situation thereby causing much harm. How can one monopolize the resources when they are needed by so many? To do so will arouse anger from the public. If we teach our lord to monopolize resources instead of urging him to take precaution against major disasters, can his reign last long?Scroll 11: Shi Ji, Vol. 1

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