Today: Don’t let inferior elements of your personality gain a foothold – from the I Ching

Do not let inferior elements of your personality gain a foothold through seduction or compulsion.  Do not surrender your dignity.

Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's translation of the I Ching
The inferior man rises only because the superior man does not regard him as dangerous and so lends him power. If he were resisted from the first, he could never gain influence.
Although as a general rule the weak should not come to meet the strong, there are times when this has great significance. When heaven and earth come to meet each other, all creatures prosper; when a prince and his official come to meet each other, the world is put in order. It is necessary for elements predestined to be joined and mutually dependent to come to meet one another halfway. But the coming together must be free of dishonest ulterior motives, otherwise harm will result.

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