Relationships

Thoughtfulness between parents and children can take many different forms. (Image: via  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Being Thoughtful

A well-off man drove his mother to see the dentist. His mother was old and all her teeth were rotten. As soon as they entered the dental clinic, the dentist told her she would need to buy dentures, but the…

Yan Ying, also known as Yan Zi (578-500 B.C.), was a famous philosopher and diplomat during the Spring-Autumn Period (77- 476 B.C.). (Image:  wikimedia /  CC0 1.0)

The Lesson of Yan Zi’s Marriage Vows

Yan Ying, also known as Yan Zi (578-500 B.C.), was a famous philosopher and diplomat born in present-day Gaomi County, Shandong Province during the Spring-Autumn Period (771-476 B.C.). He served as the prime minister to Qi Jing Gong, the 26th Lord of…

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Flowers for the Living

One day, a man stopped by a flower shop to order a bouquet to send home to his mother who lived miles away. As he was about to step into…

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Being Thoughtful

A well-off man drove his mother to see the dentist. His mother was old and all her teeth were rotten. As soon as they entered the dental clinic, the dentist…

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The Importance of Filial Piety

Mrs. Wang was a strange old woman. She had been guarding a coffin in the main hallway of the 3-room family house for 20 years.

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The Lesson of Yan Zi’s Marriage Vows

Yan Ying, also known as Yan Zi (578-500 B.C.), was a famous philosopher and diplomat born in present-day Gaomi County, Shandong Province during the Spring-Autumn Period (771-476 B.C.). He served as the…

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How Auntie Niu Decided Which Son to Live With

Auntie Niu’s husband died very early, leaving her alone to bring up their three sons. Eventually, all three boys grew up and married. Auntie Niu was used to being self-sufficient,…

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The Real Power of ‘We’

A healthy relationship starts with the word “we.” Past research by UC Riverside psychologist Megan Robbins has emphasized the power of first-person personal pronouns such as “we” and “us” in…

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3 Heart-Felt Stories of Fathers and Sons

The relationship between father and son is a special one. Of course, it is no more significant than one between mother and son. But due to the nature of things,…

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Leader or Bully? A Baby’s Intuition

Bullying is one of the major problems kids face right from infancy. Introverted children are especially at risk of being picked on by more aggressive kids, which can cause long-term…

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Stories of a Mother’s Love

In Chinese culture from ancient times up to today, there are records of compassionate mothers. Here are few mothers worth remembering who have been included in Shen Yun’s performances.

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Zheng Mao and King Cheng

One day, King Cheng stood on the high platform in the quarters of the royal ladies. As he looked across the room, he noticed that the ladies on the floor…

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A Humble Husband and Gong Huan

During the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history, sages would often rely on a recommendation in order to gain the attention of the Duke, or Gong. Ning Qi (甯戚)…

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Hu Shih’s Son and His Bitter Choice

Hu Shih, a famous diplomat and educator, had the wisdom to choose freedom and abandon communist ideology. His son, Hu Sidu, however, was not so lucky.