Confucius studied six main arts including archery, arithmetic, charioteering, ritual, calligraphy, poetry and history. Confucius started his teaching career in 527 BCE, when he was only 24 years old. His main objective was to bring about reform in the leadership of that time, which had negatively been impacted by corruption and lawlessness. The basis of Confucius’ philosophy was that he called upon people to reflect goodness in the manner in which they interact with others. Confucius strongly believed in the Golden Rule that people should not do to others what they do not wish to be done to them. The teachings of Confucius are focused on two interrelated areas: Social Teachings, which deal with the proper behavior of the individual in society, and Political Teachings, which deal with the art of governance.
National Public Lands Day
The Bureau of Land Management does not own any land. Instead it manages it—public lands that belong to you and me. Across the United States, the BLM oversees 246 million acres, including many wild places in Alaska and Western states, for the use and enjoyment of all Americans. More than 3,000 species call BLM-managed lands home, including 245 that are listed as threatened or endangered. Additionally, BLM lands contain 800 rare plant species, including 450 that are found only here. Alaska has the most BLM-managed land—72.2 million acres, while Florida has the least at just 351.
Today’s Birthdays of Note….
Ed Sullivan – TV Variety Show Host – born in New York City, New York
Hillary Duff – Actress & Singer – born in Houston, Texas