Bottom.  From the beginning, orderly behavior and
conformance to the necessities of communal living must be established. If
children are indulged when young, it will be almost impossible to break their
will when they grow older. If, instead, from the beginning children are
required to obey family
rules, they may later misbehave on occasion, but they are more easily corrected
and returned to the right path. Similarly, in society, young people should be
trained in social responsibility from the very beginning in order to avoid
unlawful behavior when they become adults.
2.  Subordinate ministers should be guided by the leader,
just as the wife should be guided by the head of the household. Subordinate
persons always have duties for which they are responsible, and the welfare of
all depends upon these duties being carefully and successfully carried out.
Acting responsibly, therefore, and attending to the essentials, is the first
duty of a subordinate, who is the person who has everyday contact with the rest
of the members. Since life is an everyday matter, the correct performance of
these duties brings good fortune to all.
3.  The governing style in the family should be in the
middle between strictness and indulgence, with a preference for the former
rather than the latter. Too much strictness creates resentment, and too little
brings with it family disintegration. A little bit too much strictness does no
harm, because discipline is a good lesson for all to learn. But a little bit
too much indulgence introduces weakness and laxity, which can lead to
misbehavior and humiliation.
4.  The wife, or the subordinate minister, being the
person responsible for the everyday life of the family or group members, is the
person who determines how smoothly the members relate and interact. This is the
person who is in charge of fiscal responsibility and efficiency, and must see
that expenditures and income are in balance. Keeping operating expenses within
earnings is the key to happiness in any household, as well as in any larger
5.  The leader of the family, or the community or state,
is respected for his wisdom and abilities. He need not force his will upon
them, because all love him and honor him for who he is. He governs, not
arbitrarily or capriciously, but through the influence of his character and the
intelligence of his decisions.
Top.  Although the wife, or subordinate minister, is
responsible for the everyday relationships within the family, or community, it
is the head of household, or leader, who sets the tone within which all live.
It is through the force of his personality, the acuteness of his perception,
and the virtue and wisdom of his decisions at every crucial moment, that the
character of the whole family, or community, is formed and their good fortunes
are assured. The strength of his personal leadership provides the authority
within which the subordinate minister operates, the sense of obligation that
members feel towards their duties, and the strong ties that members feel toward
one another and the family as a whole. Ultimately, the collective character of
the family is determined by him. He and he alone can assume this responsibility
and make it effective, and it is upon him that the success of the family, or
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