The way of the superior man may be compared to what takes place in traveling, when to go to a distance we must first traverse the space that is near, and in ascending a height, when we must begin from the lower ground.Go here to read the introductory post to this serialized version of the Doctrine of the Mean.
It is said in the Book of Poetry, "Happy union with wife and children is like the music of lutes and harps. When there is concord among brethren, the harmony is delightful and enduring. Thus may you regulate your family, and enjoy the pleasure of your wife and children."
The Master said, "In such a state of things, parents have entire complacence!"
~ James Legge translation via nothingistic.org ~