Join me in this fight for ‘righteousness’ ?
Confucius once said that…
Goody goodies, are the thieves of virtue.
I’d like to explain the wisdom behind this…
When People fight wars… I trust them, if the reason in which they fight a war, is to steal other peoples properties, natural resources (and women), because they will fight a merciful war. They won’t destroy the things they want to capture, they want to enjoy them; and thats a war based on natural, common, everyday human greed.
The most awful wars, are those waged for ‘moral principles‘… example: “you are a lousy Communist, or Islamic fundamentalist, or Zionist”, (or whatever the times judge), “you have a philosophy that is destructive to religion, and virtue, and everything we love.. and Therefore, we will exterminate you to the last man untill you surrender unconditionally!”. Such wars are ruthless beyond beleif. We can blow up whole cities, and wipe people out, because we are Not Greedy… but because we are Righteous!
Thats why the goody goodies are the thieves of virtue.
If you’re going to do something ‘evil’, do it for a playing, honest, selfish motive.
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