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朋友切偲兄弟怡

子路問曰:“何如斯可謂之士矣?”子曰:“切切偲偲、怡怡如也,可謂士矣。朋友切切偲偲,兄弟怡怡。”

這裡的士大概只是限於處理人際關係的方面?“切切偲偲”是“切磋勉勵”的意思,“怡怡”是“關愛”的意思。朋友間要互相監督勉勵,兄弟間要和睦共處。“切切偲偲”頗有韜晦之意,讓人想像到一對臥薪嚐膽、胸懷大志而互相扶持勉勵的朋友——比之“怡怡”要有味道。“怡怡”給人感覺是“和諧”——這個詞在當今已失去其原本所具有的褒義。切切偲偲、切切偲偲,仔細想想,在眾多朋友之中,又有誰能做到這一點呢?

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