Chinese Philosophy About The Good Life

These are quotes I've highlighted whilst reading the following book:
  1. "The Path" By Michael Puett and Christine Gross-Loh
    What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About The Good Life.
  2. "A good life emerges not from planning it out, but through training ourselves to respond well to small moments." Front Jacket
  3. "Every person has equal potential for growth" Page 21
    Belief held by many philosophers encountered in the book.
  4. "All living things have dispositions, or tendencies to respond to things in certain ways... ...Our disposition is to respond emotionally to other people." Page 26
  5. "We find ourselves experiencing certain emotions more often than we do others, and our responses then become patterned habits." Page 26
  6. "If we are feeling a bit down, taking a moment to say hi to another person can interrupt a cycle of negative emotion." Page 30
  7. "If we are greeting someone we've had conflict with, we can share another, more civil side of ourselves and momentarily break the pattern of disagreement" Page 30
  8. "Note your patterns and then work actively too shift them... ...Little by little you develop parts of toxic you never knew existed, and you start becoming a better person." Page 43-44
  9. "You do not yet understand life -- how could you understand death?" Page 52
  10. "Change doesn't happen until people alter their behavior, and they don't alter their behavior unless they start with the small." Page 53
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