Rivers and Mountains Change, Human Nature Remains the Same

Yet Confucians disagree on the nature of human beings

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The Chinese idiom, 江山易改,本性难移 (jiangshan yi gai, benxing nan yi), tells us: while nature as in rivers and mountains (jiangshan) changes, though very slowly, human nature (benxing) is difficult to change. It’s more difficulty to change human nature than nature to change the…