The Daodejing, similar to the Analects, was written during the Warring State period, a time when the Zhou kingdom disintegrated into a series of feudal states fighting for power—a time of fragmentation and chaos. The Daodejing was written for Daoist, educated men, and people interested in Daoist teachings. The Daodejing was written to inform people, therefore, it was written as if speaking to a student. Laozi, the author of the Daodejing, although has no proof of existence, is believed to be a keeper of archives in the royal court and a teacher who travelled around China. The purpose of the Daodejing is to articulate Laozi’s ideas on Daosim and inform people about his philosophy.
Their love is confirmed when Equality states, “Our son will be raised as a man” (Rand 100). He willingly wants to create a family with the one he puts above everyone else. Equality finds the truth of family love, friendship love, and romance love. As he escapes the only living style he knows to live, he discovers a whole other style of life. He gives freedom to any kind of love there is to feel.
In the Last of the Mohicans the father-son relationship of Chingachook and Uncas has similarities and differences that correlate to the relationship of Munroe and his daughters. Chingachook and his son, Uncas, seem to have a closer relationship than that of Munroe and his daughters. Chingachook tells Uncas about the pride he has in him while Munroe and his daughters start off distant and are almost kept away from him, Chingachook and Uncas may have a closer relationship due to the fact that Uncas is one of the last members of the Mohicans, but both are related in a way because both relationships show a deep respect toward each other. The relationships between the Chingachook and Uncas seem to correlate both differently and are in some ways similar to that of Munroe and his daughters. Both relationships seem to show that they all have a deep respect for each other despite what they do to show it.
The importance of relationships between father and son are presented in The Odyssey with the ancient Greek values of home and respect of elders. For instance, Odysseus and Telemachus’ love for eachother is shown through their long voyages to find one another which reunites them in the end. Without their strong father-son relationship, they may not have had the desire to search for one another which would have led to a significantly different plot and end result. In the end, Telemachus’ joy is greatly expressed when he discovers Odysseus which further proves their undeniable friendship and bond. Another example of a strong father and son relationship is presented by the love Poseidon and Polyphemus have towards each other.
Everybody likes to have a good friends. In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Lennie Smalls portrays himself to be a good friend to his companion George Milton. Lennie’s actions show us that he is a good friend because Lennie always puts his full trust in George no matter what, Lennie also puts George’s happiness and feelings before him because he always wants to make George proud of him, Lennie is also very kind to George and treats him with respect. All these actions show us that he is a very good friend to George. Lennie is a very good friend to George, he shows this because he puts his full trust in George throughout the duration of the novel.
To a large extent I believe that is it better to live our lives spontaneously. Although spontaneity can be interpreted as impulsive, radical and not following the rules, it can also be seen as not conducting premeditated acts and not being affected by external stimuli. For the purpose of this essay, I will explore spontaneity in the Daoist scope, as well as opposing viewpoints from other Chinese philosophical schools, such as Xunzi and Daizhen. Spontaneity in Daoism is going along with the flow, and the continuation of one’s natural disposition without deliberation (DDJ 37, ZZ 1.7). The benefits of going along with the flow and living spontaneously can be demonstrated in two concepts, Wuwei and Wuyong.
The Three Philosophies Did you know that China had three philosophies? Their names are Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism. These all have a big part in history. Confucianism was made by Confucius. He lived from 551 to 479 B.C.E.
The four loves are: Storge (affection), Philia (Friendship Love), Eros (Romantic Love), and Agape (Divine Love). C.S. Lewis mentioned that the Gift-Love is “love which moves a man to work and plan and save for the future well-being of his family, which he will die without sharing or seeing” (pg. 11). A man’s role in life is to provide for the family in most cases, other than those great single mothers, but their hard work has a reward and it is the happiness of their family.
One of Chibana’s biggest contributions to karate lies in the Shorin-ryu style, of which he is considered to be the founder. Shorin-ryu branched out of Shuri-te, one of the three styles alongside Naha-te and Tomari te. Each of these styles had been named for the region that they had grown out of. Shorin-ryu was also known as Kobayashi ryu, the name of which had been chosen by Chibana. The name connected Shorin-ryu to the Shaolin style of martial arts practiced by monks in China, one of the possible influences for Okinawan karate.