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"....I have three treasures which I hold and keep.
The first is mercy; the second is economy;
The third is daring not to be ahead of others.
From mercy comes courage; from economy comes generosity;
From humility comes leadership....."

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"....The three most important qualities in life
are compassion,
or showing kindness and mercy to others,
moderation,
or knowing what a thing is worth,
and modesty,
or knowing your place in the world.

Courage stems from showing
kindness and mercy to others.
Generosity starts with knowing
what a thing is worth.
True leadership begins with knowing
your place in the world....".
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The first version is from the Fortune files. The second version is the Beatrice Tao.
Daiily Tao - 67

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amaebi
Jun. 8th, 2015 07:07 pm (UTC)
There's something about the numbering/listing that strikes me funny. Kind of like "How do I love the? Let me count the ways: one:..."
bobby1933
Jun. 8th, 2015 10:38 pm (UTC)
I see your point, but when there are many values in a system (The U.S. was (1950s) supposed to have eighteen), if they clash, some might have to be chosen over others. I find the relatively short lists that can be derived from the sermon on the mount, the 8-fold path, and the Tao Te Ching remarkably simple and compelling. Mercy, moderation, and modesty may not be a complete list, but i will worry about others when i've worked on these for a while.
amaebi
Jun. 9th, 2015 02:15 am (UTC)
Yes, that makes sense- list as prioritize rather than list of absolutes.

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