The ancient Chinese philosopher Mencius said:
The one without a family is like the birds and the beasts.
Yet, if you say this nowadays, that makes you “selfish.”
Also from what I have gathered, the Chinese seemed to use historical exemplars as their ideals, which seems to be another way to go. Functionally speaking, I think it works quite well, as these were real people that we can all strive to become like, or adhere to. So, they are possible and yet still Idealised, and might I add a quite natural thing for…
Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu) is one of the most enigmatic thinkers of ancient China. Traditionally, Zhuangzi is supposed to be a follower of Laozi, and both are assumed to be mythicists, who preached us to be united to one and only one mythical Dao (the way).