Tag: communality

Deference versus Defiance

July 31st, 2012   •   no comments   

Scene from Bernardo Bertolucci’s “The Last Emperor” (image source)

There are two schools of thought in life, business and work.

The first is the school of deference. Adherents to this approach believe that obedience, allegiance, faith and subservience are virtues to be embraced. The entire Confucian philosophy commands one to put nation before organisation, organisation before family and family before self. Communal interests precede individual ones.
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