Thought Provoking Quote:When the perfect order prevails, the world is like a home shared by all.


when the prefect order prevails....

This is one of a series of posts which includes a quote concerning human rights, animal rights, and the environment which will focus on anything motivating, uplifting or informative concerning these issues. Here is the first which includes an introduction:
Thought Provoking Quote

When the perfect order prevails, the world is like a home shared by all. Leaders are capable and virtuous. Everyone loves and respects their own parents and children as well as the parents and children of others. The old are cared for, adults have jobs, children are nourished and educated. There is a means of support for all those who are disabled or find themselves alone in the world. Everyone has an appropriate role to play in the family and society. Devotion to public duty leaves no place for idleness. Scheming for ill gain is unknown. Sharing displaces selfishness and materialism.

Confucius is China’s most famous and revered teacher, philosopher, and political theorist, whose ideas have influenced the civilization of East Asia. Though he fell from favour during the cultural revolution – at which time Chairman Mao Zedong declared that he Confucius belonged to the feudal age – and the Red Guards destroyed his grave, he is nowadays once again honoured and revered

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“Confucius September 28, 551 – 479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.

The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity.”

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Oh if only!  Who would not wish to live in the type of society which Confucius envisioned. I don’t agree with every thing that Confusion said and indeed I have not read his philosophy in any detail but the above for the most part describes an ideology for a better world.

Such noble ideals and aspirations seem so far removed from possibility, though they are for the most part the ideal. A real utopia , isn’t that want we all want? Who would not wish to live in such a society were its leaders are virtuous, where love and respect is universal, where all members of society are cared for including the sick, disabled, the elderly and children. Such ideology is far removed from the situation we have today in much of the world. When those who cannot care for themselves are regarded as a burden –  vilified and labeled as scroungers, workshy and skivers as is the case here in the UK – such high ideals seem but a dream. While millions die from want of food, clean water and medication, where both human and non human animals are exploited for the greed of the few such a society is difficult to envision.

While the most able and most wealthy continue to increase their riches and thrive at the cost of the most vulnerable, it seems as though our ethical progression is going backwards rather than forwards.


4 thoughts on “Thought Provoking Quote:When the perfect order prevails, the world is like a home shared by all.

  1. Wow this is so true. Why would anyone not want this? Sick world we live in that this is not the norm. We need to do much better because if we don’t we will be our own demise.

    • I agree wholeheartedly we live in a very sick world and we need to do something before it is too late. Most of us want a better world and I cannot understand why we allow those who don’t to rule our lives. Sadly right now it seems that those who exploit others and destroy our world have all the say.Thanks for commenting.

    • And thank you for commenting. It is surprising how insightful these ancient philosophers were and how applicable much of what they said remains so today. Yes this is indeed the world we want, the world we could have. Who would not want such a world? Sadly those who have all the say, whose only aim in life it seems is the exploitation of every living creature and the earth itself for the good of the few.

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