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How to decide which job to do?


To decide which job to do, a king should consider what work a man is fit for and employ him in that work. The choice of a king should fall upon someone who possesses love, knowledge, a clear mind, and freedom from covetousness. After considering who can accomplish a task, the king should leave the discharge of that duty to them. The king should choose someone whose nature leads them to choose the good, after weighing both the evil and the good in any undertaking. The king should daily examine the conduct of his servants, and if they do not act crookedly, the world will not act crookedly. The king should choose someone who can enlarge the sources of revenue, increase wealth, and considerately prevent accidents that would destroy it. The king should act after considering the agent, the deed, and the suitable time. The work of a king can only be accomplished by a man of wisdom and patient endurance, and it is not of a nature to be given to one from mere personal attachment. Even when a king has tried them in every possible way, there are many men who change from the nature of the works in which they may be employed.