Some one addressed Confucius,...
Some one addressed Confucius, saying, 'Sir, why are you not engaged in the government?'
The Master said, 'What does the Shu-ching say of filial piety?— "You are filial, you discharge your brotherly duties. These qualities are displayed in government." This then also constitutes the exercise of government. Why must there be THAT— making one be in the government?'