One day Confucius...
What an unoriginal way to begin an article! So often
talk about Confucius is just an attempt to conceal
superficial and facile writing under a condescending
But so what?
At this moment, as you are flying at some extraordinary
quantity of feet in the air,
I feel like telling you one of these stories.
Something inside prompts me, so I'm succumbing to
my own whim.
One day Confucius was watching the Lu Lang river,
into which waterfalls plunged from great heights,
and which flowed so fast that no fish could swim
in its waters.
Just then he saw a man dive into the water.
Confucius thought that the man must be in trouble
and had decided to take his own life, so he called
his students to him immediately, lined them up on
the bank, and commanded them to haul the man out
of the water the moment he appeared.