No one would take into possession anything left on the road

During the spring and autumn period of China 770-476 BC, the country was divided into several states.

One of them was known as the State of Lu.

Confucius was the father of Confusionism and when the State of Lu was reigned by Duke Lu Ding, Confucius held office for several terms. He was regarded as a learned man.

He advocated that the country should be ruled with the principles of decency and good moral.

During his term of office, he carried out great improvements to the government of the State of Lu and brought about favourable changes in the social order.

Bad habit of bargaining was removed and replaced by the one-price system. Pedestrians conducted themselves in an orderly manner. If anyone should have dropped anything on the road, the people knew the value of honesty and would not pick it up and take it into their possesion.

Thus, should foreign visitors lose their things, they could easily get them back without having to trouble the officials. This state of universal discipline and honesty was at that time described as a state in which "No one would take into possession anything left on the road."
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