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Well yeah, I mean the poor disgrace the wealthy for not doing anything to get em outta poverty. So yes main reason they get disgraced. 

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East Asian countries like China, Japan and Korea have benefitted a lot from Confucius. The people think of the wider society and what impact their actions will have on it. Contrast that with India where most people are purely out for themselves send their family.

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2 hours ago, Singh1989 said:

Well yeah, I mean the poor disgrace the wealthy for not doing anything to get em outta poverty. So yes main reason they get disgraced. 

There is also the issue of many wealthy people exploiting vulnerable groups for their wealth. 

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15 minutes ago, ChardikalaUK said:

East Asian countries like China, Japan and Korea have benefitted a lot from Confucius. The people think of the wider society and what impact their actions will have on it. Contrast that with India where most people are purely out for themselves send their family.

really? i find that those countries are very self centred and look down on others.

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On 12/24/2020 at 7:10 PM, shastarSingh said:

To be wealthy and honored in an unjust society is a disgrace.

This quote is similar in spirit to the quote by Jiddu Krishnamurthi: "It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

Both quotes are basically suggesting that any individual who thrives in an environment that is, by all metrics, morally and ethically moribund, has lost their humanity whereby the suffering and injustice around them doesn't stir their conscience.

If the evil individuals in power are flocking to be your friends and hailing you as a notable personality, there's a high probability you share many of the same characteristics as these powerful people. 

We're talking about very high-level positions of power where these types of personalities are lauded in the world's media, not a hard-working businessman who's sacrificed his adult life for some middling success. Think people like Rupert Murdoch, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, etc., not some random Singh in Delhi manufacturing mechanical tractor parts. There's scales to this stuff.

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16 hours ago, dallysingh101 said:

There is also the issue of many wealthy people exploiting vulnerable groups for their wealth.

All the rich are the same (according to the above quote). 

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