X marks the spot, Xun Zi was born in China with the name of Xun Kuang, lived and died 312 - 230 BC. He was a Chinese Confucian philosopher who contributed to one of the "Hundred Schools of Thought." Xun Zi believed and taught that man's inborn tendencies need to be curbed through education and ritual. He believed that ethical norms had been invented to rectify mankind. He was one of the most sophisticated thinkers of his time; he was the teacher of Li Si and Han Fei Zi.
Here are three of his many quotes, I personally only like one of them, one I dislike completely as it shows humans and humanity of being innately bad and evil. The last quote, well I'm still undecided. two show humans and humanity of being innately bad and evil.
1. "I once tried standing up on my toes to see far out in the distance, but I found that I could see much farther by climbing to a high place." this makes a great deal of sense to me;
2. "Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity." - bad quote
3. "A person is born with desires of the eyes and ears, and a liking for beautiful sights and sounds. If he gives way to them, they will lead him to immorality and lack of restriction, and any ritual principles and propriety will be abandoned." Okay, I can live with this one, sort of like temptation of Adam and Eve.
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