My Boss’ Annoyance with Me

 

The Sage, more commonly known as a plant, is the perfect man who moves when moved, who acts with inaction, according to the Zhuangzi.
The Sage, more commonly known as a plant, is the perfect man who moves when moved, who acts with inaction, according to the Zhuangzi.

In the Fall of last year, I started my office job, the position farcically titled “Executive Assistant to the Assistant Dean.” I was wondering what would comprise my duties; I was told that I’d be transcribing notes from meetings, helping others around the office, and proofreading emails for the assistant dean: doing really important stuff. Continue reading My Boss’ Annoyance with Me

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Yangism: Noble or Ignoble

I found out about Yangism through reading this book. And I found this book while searching for information about Zhuangzi in my school's library.
I found out about Yangism through reading this book. And I found this book while searching for information about Zhuangzi in my school’s library.

    Ever heard of Yang Chu, the founder of the school of thought called Yangism? I haven’t heard of him until recently and I found his thought to parallel loosely Zhuangzi’s thought (which would mean that I find it more or less agreeable). But Yang and I do find some implications of it to be in need of more thought so that we may understand it more so, instead of the readily seen superficial meaning. He taught three major tenets: Keeping one’s nature intact, Not letting the body be tied by other things, and Protecting one’s genuineness.

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