China the Beautiful

Flute Player
Safety in Numbers

Whenever King Xuan of Qi had musicians playing the yu, a wind instrument with reed, he will have three hundred of them playing together. Knowing this, a student from Nanguo applied for a job. The king accepted and paid him the same salary as the others.

After the death of King Xuan, King Min became the ruler of Qi. He liked to have the musicians playing solo. the student from Nanguo fled.

-Han Fei Zi

What is the moral of this story?
    One way to weed out the incompetent is to measure each individually.
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