An Ancient Onion of Perspective

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  1. pettyfog

    pettyfog Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2005
    Cadged from a blog on relationships, but full of meaning on every level:
    Chen Sheng was an officer serving the Qin Dynasty, famous for their draconian punishments. He was supposed to lead his army to a rendezvous point, but he got delayed by heavy rains and it became clear he was going to arrive late.

    Chen turns to his friend Wu Guang and asks “What’s the penalty for being late?”

    “Death,” says Wu.

    “And what’s the penalty for rebellion?”

    “Death,” says Wu.

    “Well then…” says Chen Sheng.
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