Saturday, March 05, 2011

Confucius: Regarding journeys to Mordor.

"The Master said, 'While your parents are alive, you should not go too far afield in your travels. If you do, your whereabouts should always be known.'" - Analects, IV.19

I am sure my parents will attest that I have always obeyed this rule.

7 comments:

tikno said...

So... who break this rule to you :)

Looney said...

Tikno, glad to see you back! I was wondering where you had wandered off to.

If my parents were to comment on the above, they would probably protest that I began violating the rule systematically from when I was three years old.

Dee Ice Hole said...

I was riding horses back into the back country with my friends by the time I was 5 years old---good thing nothing ever happened to any of us.

Empires Shadows said...

Confucius was always queer in his persistence in predilection for eccentricities; to be one with the shadows necessitates anonymity in time and space, thus nobody should know their parents.

Looney said...

ES, I take it you are not a follower of Confucius when it comes to honoring your parents? I was wondering where Plato got his ideas from, and now things are starting to become clear.

rummuser said...

You should ask my parents! You should also send this to my son!!

teapotlady said...

I just talked to you on the phone.
My answer to this is "RIGHT"
MOTHER GOOSE