Successful people arise in the society continuously, but how could they teach their children to keep the fame of the families ?The secrets are self-discipline and low-pitch.
Now I give you some examples of successful family instructions in the history.
Yang Zhen, the creator of the proverb,"You know I know, and the Heaven knows the earth knows."He was called the "GuanXi Confucius",because of his good performance being honest and clean and upright as a teacher.Under his infulence and instructions, His offsprings of four successive generations became TaiWei of the East Han Dynasty,and his female offsprings alao had good breedings,so many famous men was honoured of could marry the daughters from this family.And the name of his families was passed on for several Dynasty and lasted for more than 500 years.The core values of his family instructions are putting importance to moral qualities while dispising money,so the good fame became the protector of the big family.
And another good example is ZhangAnshi,an important high official in West Dynasty.Although he was well awarded at his positon, he still wore low-quality clothes.He was afraid of the high reputation could bring great jealousy to his family, he initiatively refused the opportunity of mastering more power.When he recommened somebody to the emperor,he declined to bring the credit to himself, just declared it's good for the country.And his family was prosperous for more than 200 years in the whole West Dynasty.
Let me give you one example of failing family instructions in the history.
Maybe you have heard about HuoGuang, who is the most important official in the periods of Han Xuan and Han Jing emperors,in fact at that time the whole power of the country has been holden by him.Although himself was very cautious and low-pitched, his family members were very arrogant and bullying.His relatives and friends were all over all the important positions of the government.And finally, in order to support his little daughter to be the queen, his wife plotted to kill the original queen,which brought the uproot of the family.
so you can see, as your family has enjoyed more fame and wealth than most ordinary people, they are jealous and envious of your richness and high positions, once you have some bad evidenced holden by others, they will try their best to bring you down, even wanting to divide your treasure.Only low-profile and strong self-discipline could make you have less blemishes in others' hands,and your honest and kindness with more contributions to the society and people will change others' jealousy into gratitude.One word, your good moral qualities are the protector of your family.