The Path

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Many of us think that globalization is exclusively a modern phenomenon–that technology and air travel have ushered in a new era in which societies that were closed off from one another now finally can be connected. But if that’s the case, then why were Confucius, Socrates, and the Buddha addressing similar philosophical questions at roughly the same time 2,500 years ago, despite living in completely different places, separated by such great distances, and speaking completely different languages?

-Michael Puett and Christine Gross-Low, The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life

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