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容人之过 Tolerance


This week we read an article. Confucius said: "Attack the evil of others, but not the evil of others." He also said, "Be generous to yourself and blame others lightly." It means criticizing the fault itself rather than denying someone, and often reflecting on oneself without blaming others. Ancient proverbs often advise people to be "tolerant", but in today's increasingly impetuous and fast-paced life, people more often use the principles learned from books to criticize others. "No one is a sage, and no one can do anything wrong." If you use the standards of a sage to demand others, isn't this your own ignorance? What's more, if the truth is not used to demand and improve oneself, then what is its meaning? If we can hold ourselves to higher standards, reflect on ourselves all the time, and look for our own faults, we won't have the leisure time to find fault with others. On the contrary, when we see the faults of others, we will reflect on ourselves. Others are our mirrors, a good tool for us to correct ourselves and improve our character. At this time, we will be grateful. How can we care about them? A person who is generous and tolerant has deep self-cultivation and many friends; while a person who cares about everything is trapped in gains and losses, becomes petty, and becomes increasingly narrow-minded. If you worry about trivial matters, the only one who really feels uncomfortable is yourself.

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