Tử Kích (TK) was rich and powerful official. He saw Điền Tử Phương (DTP), a poor but reputed scholar, and immediately descended his carriage to greet him. DTP ignored TK completely.
TK was upset and said, “The rich and powerful are entitled to slight others, can the poor and destitute afford to do the same?”
DTK replied, “The poor and lowly are certainly entitled to spurn others. How can the high and mighty dare do so? A king who snubs others can lose his country and an official who spurn others can lose his position. For someone who is competent and ....READ MORE