A kind of discrimination that’s totally okay

Encouraged, actually.


Literally: public – private – blend / confuse – equal

Alternately: Failing to properly differentiate between public and private business. Getting one’s private interests and personal affairs entangled in public policy-making. Using a public institution for private profit – in a word, corruption. (I’m sure you can think of a contemporary example!) Alternately, allowing one’s private life to interfere with school, work, or some other aspect of one’s place in society.


A relatively minor sin in this case, but poorly timed.

About Confanity

I love the written word more than anything else I've had the chance to work with. I'm back in the States from Japan for grad school, but still studying Japanese with the hope of becoming a translator -- or writer, or even teacher -- as long as it's something language-related.
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