The Diverse Writings of the Popular Confucius

Aside from the rich Greek philosophy of the west from Socrates and Plato, I am also a lover of the Eastern Chinese philosophy, particularly the teachings of Confucius. Apart from The Golden Rule, Confucius wrote many books of teachings still relevant up to this day.

Who does not know the popular philosopher and celebrated ancestor of China? He gave us his popular Golden Rule that jittery people has been obeying until now: “Do not do unto others what you do not want others do unto you.” Confucius is a adored philosopher around the world, from the aesthetic China, who has left his four Shu or Books of Philosophers. These diverse books are an addition to his preceding Canonical Books or the so-called Five Ching.

I was listening to a CD of New Radicals and there was a song entitled You Get What You Give. I guess that’s another way of putting the Golden Rule.

The “new” Golden Rule exists is 2 variations:

“Do unto others BEFORE they do unto you.”


“He who has the gold MAKES the rules!”