Confucius and his students once came across a woman crying at a recently dug grave. When asked why she was crying the woman said, "My husband's father was killed here by a tiger, and my husband also, and now my son has met the same fate." When asked why she didn’t want to leave the spot, she answered, "At least here there is no oppressive government." Confucius pondered the woman's plight and then said, "Remember this my students. An oppressive government is fiercer and more feared than a man eating tiger."