Both of these religion were founded by righteous men but the way they see the religion or Nature is completely different from one another. Daoist are more about Nature 's way and going with Tao or the way of Nature. Taoism focuses more on itself and focuses more on individuals and how they can have a better lifestyle. While on the other hand Confucian focuses more on social work rather than focuses on individuals life. Confucians also believe in having a good strong government will make a better society and will stop people from doing evil.
Also stated in his book was the goal to create peace among the warring states by reinforcing good morals such as education, heaven, and ethics through the use of Mencius and Confucius philosophical ideas of creating a fair government. These ideas of peace helped restore the current government system for law, their judicial systems, as well as the ruling class. Xunzi’s most famous dictum was that “the nature of man is evil; his goodness is only acquired training.” What Xunzi preached was thus essentially a philosophy of culture. “Human nature at birth,” he explained, “consists of instinctual drives, which left to themselves, are selfish, anarchic, and antisocial.” Society as a whole, however, exerts a civilizing influence upon the individual, gradually training and molding him until he becomes a disciplined and morally conscious human being.
As he is witnessing Sohrab being groped and kissed by Assef, he looks into the eyes of Sohrab, which were referred to as slaughter sheep eyes, “Sohrab’s eyes flicked to me. They were slaughtered sheep’s eyes” (285). This look reminds him of Hassan and the sacrifice that Hassan made for Amir and Amir realizes that it is his turn to step up and redeem himself for not acting to save Hassan from Assef. This is his time to take make the sacrifice and take Sohrab from Assef and it reminds Amir of the sacrifice of the
Do we not do this still today? We hold our views to be superior or more sensical when compared to the standpoints of those around us, that is to say we practice ethnocentrism. Misusing conflicting vantage points on life as excuses in addition to turning away from our neighbors, we conclude that our prejudices against others are justified, but they’re not. Father Hooper was gawked at because he was different - when in reality we all are - and, even though he faced many psychological trials because of the veil, he was proud of it. He hadn’t done anything wrong to deserve such treatment from his community, yet as it says in paragraph forty-seven of the text, “Mr.
Even though people thought change was bad, Machiavelli writes about the renaissance rebirth because renaissance was the rebirth and change is good for the state. As stated in the Prince, Machiavelli believed in humanism and realism. “By pursuing, cities become superior by the interests of the community as oppose to the interest of private individuals” (Discourses, Bk.2, Ch.2). Interpreted from the readings, humanism was a system of action in which human interest, value and self-respect conquered and realism was being able to accept a situation and deal with it consequently. Listening to the people opinions meant greater contribution from them.
Emerson is convincing that nonconformity is genius. His essay self-reliance demonstrates his reasoning on the subject. He aspires for everyone to accept themselves for who they, how they and how they think; without giving in to the conformist of their society. Being a nonconformist may be seen as a treat to others and the social order in every society. Yet, knowing ones true self and acting upon the divine good in one’s self is rather a blessing to
Daoist philosophies fixated on the harmonious and mysterious workings of nature, harmony being the fact that every living or nonliving thing has its opposite. Daoism is most commonly associated with Laozi; he, “stressed that nature contains a divine impulse that directs all life” (World Civilizations). According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Laozi’s teachings were the inspiration behind many books, cultural traditions, and works of art. Daoism found its popularity among the upper class who were seeking out a religious way of life. The fact that the wealthy were interested in Daoist morals is quite ironic due to Daoism’s focus on frugal living and modesty.
The Chinese wanted to avoid shame. Family was very important in Ancient China; Chinese citizens did not want to dishonor their family. To bring dishonor to one’s family was considered unlawful and wrong. The Chinese also believed that people must be led by a fair leader and thought moral leaders would inspire their followers to be moral as well. The ancient Chinese also believed in following
Equality is something people want till people actually have it. Equality often limits a person’s abilities and disables to do something for themselves or inspire themselves. Equality's, the main character in the book Anthem, the primary motivation is proving that he is smart enough to become a scholar. Equality has a right to be motivated in this way since he believes that he can help the society so he is giving into the collectivism. I think that if everyone was motivated in this way, there would be a more progressive society where people sought to improve themselves and society at the same time.
Likewise in source G, the video shows that if you have everyone working to accomplish the same overall goal, you will be better off than just taking orders from one person. This still shows that working together as a collaborative leader is better than just taking orders and doing whatever one person says. Another example is in source D which states, “Most people don’t respond well to getting verbally attacked… stating your view and then working out the issue will be much more productive.” This is saying how people do not like to be screamed at or verbally abused, but if they were a little more nicer and found out how to work it out together, it would be a better team effort. This supports collaborative because people don't like to be yelled at and taking orders. They want to work together and reach one common goal.
One of the strong strongest human needs is that of love and belonging. (Maslow, 1943) However if you look at what is destroying our culture it is the misguided direction that people are seeking to meet their needs. If we were to strive for a good society, we would start the transformation. “A good society, for instance, fosters trust among its members not solely or even primarily to enhance their trust in the government or to reduce burdens on the general public (for example, the problem of litigiousness), but rather to foster what is considered a bettersociety.” (Putnam, 1995) Trust, community, integrity, compassion, morality, tolerance, and family build a culture, a culture that encourages development, is more economically sound. It provides better schools, lower crime, and a more effective government.
Hick, however, might relate higher morality back to the hedonistic world mentioned in the argument above. There is a reason for our world to have suffering since it is built into the structure of the world. That reason, Hick argues, is for “soul-making”, or character building (129). Without having some suffering, then there would be no characters, such as courage. The higher morality of God relates back to that because He has a legitimacy for that suffering.