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Confucius: Brighten Everything | Will Power quote 64

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“Charity, like the sun, brightens every object on which it shines.”


Just as the sun’s rays warm all living things indiscriminately, our charity can be extended to all, regardless of their station in life. When giving, we can:

  • go beyond those we know, and
  • go beyond members of our own communities.

We can help those around us regardless of their backgrounds or circumstances.

About Confucius

Confucius (551–479 BCE) was a prominent Chinese philosopher and source of inspiration.

While his concept of filial piety — the obligation to respect and obey one’s parents — may feel dated today, it was included in legal codes of the time.

His teachings about personal responsibility and morality have had a lasting impact on eastern societies for centuries, and his influence can still be felt today.

Where will you shine your light?

You can support the causes you care about in different ways. One way is by dedicating a portion of your estate to philanthropy.

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