too good for government work

“Of all the millions of people, nine of ten hold no official position: how could all of them be High-minded Men?” So observed Meng Lou, a scholar-recluse, quoted in the mid-seventh-century Chinese text, “Accounts of Reclusion and Disengagement.”  In Chinese history, refusing to take up an official position in the government bureaucracy was celebrated as … Continue reading too good for government work