"One day, his students and he passed a grave where they saw a women weeping
at a gravestone. She told Confucius that her husband, her husband's father,
and her son were killed by a tiger. When Confucius asked her why she didn't
leave such a fated spot, she answered that in this place there was no
oppressive government. Confucius said," Remember this my child. An
oppressive government is fiercer and more feared than a tiger." That meant
that the government in the woman's province did not rule the province well.
So Confucius said that the government was more feared than a tiger. This was
one of the many events he had to give a person a lesson."