The Bushido Code: The Eight Virtues of the Samurai

The unwritten Samurai code of conduct, known as Bushido, held that the true warrior must hold that loyalty, courage, veracity, compassion, and honor as important, above all else. An appreciation and respect of life was also imperative, as it added balance to the warrior character of the Samurai. Though some scholars have criticized Nitobe’s work as romanticized yearning for a non-existent age of chivalry, there’s no question that his work builds on extraordinary thousand-year-old precepts of … [Read more...]

MAY is Civility Awareness Month, Global

MAY IS INTERNATIONAL CIVILITY AWARENESS MONTH CIVILITY IS: A conscious awareness of the impact of one’s thoughts, actions, words and intentions on others; combined with, A continuous acknowledgement of one’s responsibility to ease the experience of others (e.g., through restraint, kindness, non-judgment, respect, and courtesy); and, A consistent effort to adopt and exhibit civil behaviour as a non-negotiable point of one’s character. Lew Bayer, President and CEO, Civility … [Read more...]

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