It is traditionally held that Confucius died in 479 BCE. Some years after he retired from government service, he said, "Nowadays, no one is interested in hearing about virtue and harmony. In our society, people place more importance on business advantage than on friendship. Relationships have become shallow, and everyone is bending to social and peer pressure to get approval or to get ahead." (From "Lieh-Tzu: A Taoist Guide to Practical Living," by Eva Wong). We have motor cars and aeroplanes, rocket ships and diesel locomotives, but the times we live in are not much different, in spite of the time that has passed, since Confucius lived. And it still comes down to doing what needs to be done, when, where and how it needs to be done, in each situation as it arises, and letting that be that. And on to the next situation.