In China Mahayana Buddhism was greatly excepted by people who didn’t have a lot of stuff or people who wanted to reach nirvana but was greatly hated by others no only because it went against everything Confucianism believed in but also since it wasn 't a native religion. However, some people didn’t care if the two religions co-existed or blended together. Mahayana Buddhism in China was profoundly accepted by the lower class people who didn’t have much and liked the idea of giving up materialistic things to reach nirvana. In document 2 Zhi Dun supports Buddhism and talks about how Buddhism was the way to reach
Some differences are their belief of gods, the goal of each religion, and the fact that Confucianism is more of a political system for society, while Daoism is more of a personal self improvement. Both religions have similar founders and stories of how the religion started. Confucius and Laozi, the founders of each religion, both wrote. After Confucius died, his followers collected his work and published it in a book called Analects. Laozi
Although confucianism and legalism have some similarities, but the differences between the two are amazingly clear. Confucianism enforced harmony, between people while legalism enforced strict following of rules. For confucianism was built on the belief that harmony results when people in society accepted their place in their lives. However, Legalism was built on the fact that all humans are more inclined to do the wrong thing instead of the right thing due to the motivation of self-interest. Confucianism is described through the five key relationships: father to son, elder brother to younger brother, husband to wife, elder friend to younger friend, and ruler to subject.
Both of them faced the issue of social stratification, but they dealt with the situation differently. The Han dynasty had a strong belief that if technology was widely available, it would benefit the entire Chinese empire. They felt responsible to make it available for the workers and laborers that lived in China. On the other hand, Roman philosophy and administration considered laborers to be low-class, and not deserving of the help of intellectuals in government. The first group of documents were all from Han Dynasty
The older generation of the public, especially older men, may despise her because they are chauvinistic and do not think women should have power. For example, the older generations may be narrow minded and think less of the opposite sex. This may be because in their youth, men would be expected to make important decisions, such as voting and take charge in situations needing leadership or guidance i.e sole bread winner. This could have a negative impact due to some members of society not supporting her
People who fit in one of these three categories often believe that they have earned the privileges and that if other people worked for it, they could also share those privileges. But in actual fact, these privileges are unlearned can’t be earned through hard work. They are simply given to you if you are born into any of the dominant groups, which you have no control over. This is supported by McIntosh (1988) “I have noticed men’s unwillingness to grant that they are over-privileged in the curriculum, even though they may grant that women are disadvantaged” (pg. 11) as well as Lorde (1984) “As women, we have been taught either to ignore our differences or to view them as causes for separation and suspicion rather than as forces for change” (pg.
When you make a choice, how is it influenced? The answer is simple. Culture. A person’s culture always affects their views of others and the world because of the expectations their culture places upon them, their cultural biases towards other cultures, although sometimes a person’s culture doesn’t show an impact of what they choose and think. First off, a person’s culture places expectations upon them, affecting their views on everything, such as in “Two Kinds”, where an angry Chinese mother lost it and a violent fit of rage when her daughter wasn’t meeting their culture’s expectations.
I have also heard men from my own race say these type of things to women. It really upsets me that they would belittle our color and that they have set a standard for what should be considered pretty in their own group of people. Why can’t we just be considered and referred to as “beautiful women” not categorized by what is accepted in our own race. When I hear these kinds of remarks it makes me feel like our own people are setting us back. We shouldn’t depreciate our own people.
Society is meant to be balanced, but that is not the case since people are tethered from their true potential. This is demonstrated when we get introduced to George. “And George, while his intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap… from taking unfair advantage of their brains” (Vonnegut, 1). George is more intelligent then the average person, but he is restrained from using his brilliance. There are people who are daft, and people like George can help them, instead he is forced to scoop down to their level because the government wants everyone to be the
Looking back to the Puritan society, the equality between males and females is one of the most controversial faults of the time. The Puritan’s did not view males and females as equal. The Puritans thought of women to be not important in comparison to men. The authorities gave specific rules and expected the people to follow the rules, or they would be punished. In modern day American society, men and women have some of the same roles.
But, of course, they do. Both the Chinese and Romans are guilty of this because they do not want to lose their power. This weakens the idea that Qin and Caesar are preferable rulers than their predecessors because they still have the same amount of power. The people still do not have a voice and that’s why their ideas and policies did not last forever. Eventually with the right amount of protesting, the people always get what they
The world today has to understand that people’s basic human rights will are more important to the stability of a society than wealth. We have to start treating people better regardless of race, religion, or gender otherwise we will always be divided, and always at risk of the same fate Rome had. Not to say wealth isn’t important, but human rights matter more in the long run. Rome was incredibly wealthy, but they were doomed to fail at some point because of the way they treated parts of the Empire. Who, found that they would rather live a happy equal life than be safe.
Although Poole fails to note an exact number, he shares that “a large proportion of people...agreed that higher education is more important for boys”(Poole), reinforcing his thought that women often lose opportunities to improve themselves. Even in positions of power, women are perceived as inadequate, as “there’s an attitude that women don’t make good leaders” (Poole). The author appears to include bias in his editorial by using the United States almost as an authoritative body on social progression when he states that “even in the United States, around 18 percent of people agreed”(Poole) with the statement that men are better leaders than women. The inclusion of women in politics appears to be a marker of progression in a country to Poole as he explains that Pakistan has a greater percentage of females in leadership positions than the United States. He continues with “a law that requires 17 percent of its (Pakistan’s National
Confucians heavily emphasized bettering the community through active learning. On the other hand, Daoists prefer a more passive approach where they withdrew themselves from the problem in order to solve it (Benjamin 9). Also, unlike Confucius, the Daoists thought about the metaphysical, such as whether or not death is really something to be feared (Benjamin 9). Nature is a large focus in Daoism, something to be respected, while Confucians emphasize respect towards humans (Benjamin 9). Even so, both Daoism and Confucianism values are adopted by many of the modern day Chinese, where they will be Confucians in the workplace and Daoists when they get some time to explore their inner selves (Benjamin