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Confucius on The 3 Methods of Learning Wisdom

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Idea šŸ’”

"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest."

ā€” Confucius

Reflection šŸ¤”

For some awful reason, humans insist on learning things the hard way. (Share)

For some awful reason, humans insist on learning things the hard way.

How many times have you heard that money, fame, or success won't make you happy? Even knowing it's probably true, I bet you're not in much of a rush to quit trying to earn those things.

Wisdom is difficult to find because it's countercultural. It's best to earn it by time and reflection, not imitiation of others or painful experience.

Action āœ…

Overcome the social resistance to wisdom by introspecting, not conforming.

Creator Fact šŸ‘¤

Confucius was a Chinese philosopher and politician of the Spring and Autumn period (551ā€“479 BCE) who is considered the model of Chinese sages.

Confucius got his start as a young man by opening a school, where instead of academic training, he focused on teaching students how to live.

The teachings during this time eventually turned into one of the worlds most popular pieces of philosophy, the Analects of Confucius.

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