improve or diminish yourself. the Chinese way…

All the way to an ancient China.

And this is what I found.

‘There are three types of delights that improve you, and three types of delights that diminish you.

To delight in music, to delight in speaking of others’ good points, to delight in having many worthy friends – these improve you.

To delight in arrogant pleasures, to delight in idle wanderings, to delight in banquet parties – these diminish you.’

¬ Confucius