"Confucian philosophy is such that even at the risk of losing one’s individual autonomy, by choosing fellowship of like-minded companions, people will develop together, and through each other will deepen and broaden one’s selthood. It is also interesting to note that the Confucian idea of maintaining personal identity is based solely on continually opening the self to others. Involvement with others is required for self-development and this belief in the importance of establishing fellowship with others can be summoned up in this quote by Confucius; “Wishing to establish oneself, one establishes others; wishing to enlarge oneself, one enlarges others.”"