Quote: ”If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.” (Confucius)
Question to be answered: How can this statement be abused and misused?
Now – the first thing to be observed in the quote above is the two words ‘good’ and ‘bad’ – as these two words open up the backdoor to potential misuse and abuse of above statement.
Because – the words of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ are based upon subjective definitions – they are in the mind of each human created as an individual experience with no actual relationship to this physical reality that we participate and exist within.
As such – ‘good’ for one might be to rape a woman – as this ‘feels good’ – while ‘bad’ for another might be to do his homework – as it ‘feels bad’ – as such it’s easy to observe that using the words of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ in relation to any self-statement is risky – as the statement lived doesn’t promise a world that is best for all – but instead give room for the mind to create interpretations and to have the statement become – what the mind – as desires/wants/needs – as self-interest – would like to be.
That’s why it’s beneficial – when one write self-corrective statements – or consider taking statements and placing them into practical application – that specific practical and actual actions are used in order to create the statement – because in doing so there will be no room for interpretation – there will be no room for self-interest as only the actual physical expression of the physical will remain.
Thus – this quote above proves the problem with the new-age religions over-use of words such as compassion – love – care – consideration; the problem is that these words aren’t ever practically – specifically – and mathematically defined and brought into physical practical application – but they instead remain vague and abstract concepts that no-one really knows how to live – you only feel them.
But feeling a word is useless – as we’re not feelings – we’re beings of flesh and blood and what’s of consequence to us is our experience in this physical reality – not what we feel or think – this is proven by the fact that you die with no food – but you continue to breath and live with no thought.
As such we must create ourselves in accordance and alignment with our physical reality – as that is what will have an impact and in-fact mean something to us in our lives – we are actually physical beings. Thus – we specifically re-define each word to contain a actual and practically livable description – so that we may create a world that is actually one and equal as love and compassion – and not only energetic feelings connected to a word.