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Achieving harmony in human relations

   Chinese philosophy places a lot of emphasis on the importance 
   of harmony in human relations.  How does one achieve harmony in 
   human relations? 

   Conduct tending to create harmony
     - treating other people with respect, politeness and courtesy
     - avoiding argument and conflict
     - treating people with honesty and fairness
     - being humble, modest
     - being kind and good to people
     - being unselfish; putting others ahead of yourself
     - being flexible, yielding; deferring to the wishes of others 
         as much as possible
     - refraining from words and acts of anger or malice
     - patience

   So if you wish to instill in your children social rules, habits 
   and attitudes for getting along with people, getting along in 
   life, what would you teach them?  Getting along with people is 
   living in harmony with them, right?  So what kinds of rules of 
   conduct would you teach them? 

   Jan 1994

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