One day, when Yu the Great saw a criminal on the road when he was hunting. He got off his carriage, met the criminal, and started to cry.
His ministers were surprised and asked: ” This person violated the law on himself. Why your majesty cry for him?” Yu answered: “When Yao and Shun were the emperors, all their people did whatever the laws allowed. When I am the emperor, my people do whatever they want. This is all because I’ve been doing worse than them. That’s why I feel sad. ”