Today: “Give the fool enough space to fall on his face” – From the I Ching
Give the fool enough space to fall on his face. Your weighing in too much only adds to the chaos. Be careful and mindful of what you are communicating.
Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's and subsequent translations of the I Ching
#4, line 6, #37
The best way to prove a fool wrong is to let him have his way. To severely restrict his folly will invite him to always believe that his way would have been right. The Superior Person weighs his words carefully and is consistent in his behavior. One in this situation must be keenly aware of his influence on others. Maintain a healthy respect for the ripple effect of your words and deeds. To some you serve as a role model. You can either help shape their world or tilt them into chaos. Show temperance and consideration to all.