Are you a “mench?”

A “mench” is a trustworthy person who is humane and good to others.

“Mench” comes from the word:

Mencius |ˈmen ch ēəs|

( c. 371– c. 289 bc), Chinese philosopher; Latinized name of Meng-tzu or Mengzi (“Meng the Master”). Known as a developer of Confucianism, he believed that rulers should provide for the welfare of the people and that human nature is intrinsically good.

• one of the Four Books of Confucianism, containing the teachings of Mencius.

To learn more visit http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201107061000 and listen to Guy Kowasaki, author of “Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions” discuss his book and what it means to be a “mench”.