He is trying to say that they should not over extend and become something that they were not meant to be. It seems as if the main idea was to not stress yourself and be content with what you were supposed to be. This religion was only really known by Chinese government officials and strong believers in Laozi until modern China. Each government has a set of principles to live by and the religion of choice usually set the parameters on the government and gave the officials a set of standards to live and govern
With this at hand, we are seen to have all the resources and capabilities to be able to construct such principles in life given our social background. Matthews and his comrades further discusses how morality is a social construct in citing Genesis 1:24 and 2:17-20. In these verses, God invites Adam and Eve to name and have dominion over all animals and to dress and keep the garden. With this, it shows how humans subscribe to a “pre-determined natural and moral order, and also contributed to its maintenance and extension, by their creative activities” (Matthews et al., 2004). Ritce (2013) adds more arguments in stating that morality is indeed a social construct.
The world that we live in today is open to insights on how we may lead better, and more sensitive life-living in harmony with our environment. Our surrounding is profoundly affecting our health, emotion, and relationships without our awareness. Feng shui is a Chinese philosophical system to improve aspects of one’s life by enhancing the surrounding with principles of harmony and energy flow. Today, the principles of feng shui has been applied to architectures in the world. It is been widely used in not just in the East, but also in in Western Architecture since the nineteenth century.
For example, Long Er symbolizes the death of feudalism, while Fengxia symbolizes the Chinese people under a fascist, nationalist government. In Yu Hua’s To Live, Fugui’s son Youqing is a symbol of the Chinese people living under Mao because they were child-like in their innocence, and Youqing’s journey proves that naively trusting authority leads to deception. Fengxia being taken away from Youqing reflects on the ways in which authority can be wrong, and trust can be destructive. Fugui and Jiazhen are adamant that giving away Fengxia is what is best for Youqing, and even for their daughter. This is similar to how Mao claimed that communism was for the good of the people, even though some people spoke out against this.
It is in fact an incarnation of the traditional idea of “de zhi” which means rule by virtue. In addition, harmony and unity also refer to the relationship between different families who lived together in the same yard, due to the population growth in 20th century, it is called Dazayuan. By highlighting the architectural forms of the siheyuan and emphasizing harmony within a family, between families and between humanity and nature, we can tell that the siheyuan is a signifier of traditional culture. Compared with the alienated, cold relationships in apartment buildings, the siheyuan is depicted as a close, warm neighborhood network. The siheyuan becomes a representational space which carries the memories of Chinese tradition and claims traditional mentalities, attitudes, and moral
Grasping the same idea, she held onto her hard time back in her home. Jing-mei is her last hope to prove that her homeland can be just as talented as Americans. To follow through with this objective, her mother bends over backwards in search of the "right" kind of prodigy for her daughter. Although Jing-mei determinedly upsets her mother 's desires to make her a prodigy, it was as if it were decades afterwards in life that she picks up the understanding into her mother 's basic motives. This exposition will endeavor that "Two Kinds" is a compelling story to bring to light on the issues of identity.
Additionally, some foreign workers might need a lot of trainings for them to have a good performance and meeting the organizational goals. Moreover, role or vacancy is available to local employees but the organization still hire a foreign one so that means it is impeding the nationalization of organization which is stopping the Emiratization process and not supporting the unemployment rate. Getting a foreign increases the employment rate. Additionally, this disadvantage can be a major affect to an organization when the local employees
How to live a good life is imperative for countless people. In the Mengzi, Chinese philosopher Mencius explains how to live the good life by way of living the social life. It is in my view that the social life is the most convincing because it demonstrates how we as humans are cultivated into living a full, happy life. In Mencius’ view, living the social life is identified as living as a truly happy person because you fit into society and have fully cultivated sprouts. The moral sprouts are humanity (ren), rightness (yi), social rituals (li), and wisdom (zhi) (Mengzi 1A7).
(WEI Xiaohong, LI Qingyuan (2013) discusses the five characteristics of harmony management in social interaction and they are the following: group centeredness, the Doctrine of the Mean, saving or making face for others, reciprocity, and emphasis on Guanxi (social connection). The very nature of Chinese society is that it is group centered. An individual is determined by the group and therefore his existence is depending on the group. Not only the presence of social hierarchy is a fact but those in the lower ladder of the hierarchy are expected to express their opinions in the decision making process to the superiors in a humble