In the discussion on the methods of governing and administration of a state, one cannot leave out the models proposed by Confucius as well as Mencius. Both advocated that the ruler or the government has to rule by virtue and strengthen moral education among its people. Political leaders have to set moral examples for the people to follow, and to be benevolent towards their subordinates and citizens. By doing so, that would bring about social stability and population growth within the state, also creating conditions that would lead to an improvement in the welfare of the people. By fulfilling his duties to the people, a just and benevolent ruler would then be justified to rule by the Mandate of Heaven.
When he is fed correctly the good does come. In relation to both of these men, Xun Zi ends up abounding his side and takin upside with the views and ways of Mencius. They each have the approach that affects their view of governing. I feel that Mencius is in the manner of governing oneself will ultimately allow others to follow in what is right. Though in contradicting or more so just differently Xun Zi believed that is was the ritual that the government will do things correctly, it practices that bring forth the good out of the evil in human
Just like the confucian theory about doing good will bring you good; respect and forgiveness plays a role because to have good things happen upon you, you have to do good. For example like respecting one another to gain that respect back and learning to forgive to have others forgive you for your wrong doings too. Also, in a lot of earlier civilizations and still among some today, there are still kings that rule a group of people, and loyalty to a king still exist. Today, these values still holds true and exist among our civilization. We are still loyal to our President, even though we don’t agree with some of his decision.
We can learn from Creon that do not make ourselves higher than other and be self-centered. Not knowing how to control our pride and judging others will lead to destruction. So always practice the habit to be kind, listen more and accept our mistakes, in this way we will be loved by people and we will have a delightful
Proceeding to symbolism which is something physical or concrete that author uses to embody an idea. Harper Lee uses Symbolism to represent the theme of moral courage. First of all, Atticus symbolizes justice to show moral courage because he believes that all men should be equal and there shouldn’t be any sort of inequality. This can be seen though Atticus, a model of morality for many readers, as well as an example of an honest
As well as more selfless lifestyle, which allows one to put others before one’s own self. This form of love would be ideal for society. Agapic love shows that acting in a moral way and attempting to treat everyone as equals can create an ideal society that generates happiness for others without the expectation of any reciprocation. In return, this would create a community of individuals that care for each other just because they are people. Although Agapic may not be as focused on benefiting the self, making it less appealing to most individuals, it is still the most morally ideal form of
Machiavelli’s The Prince presents a guide of certain qualities of the ideal political leaders such as, kindness towards the citizens, advocates preservation of one 's custom or policy, and having excellent control over territory they acquired. Firstly, Machiavelli presents a point that citizens will not tolerate the ill-treatment from the Prince after he deceived them the first time. “Because those who had opened the gates to him, finding themselves deceived in their hopes of future benefits, would not endure the ill-treatment of the new Prince. Therefore, the Prince should initially be kind to his citizens and satisfy them no matter how powerful he is. “For, although one may be very strong on armed forces, yet in entering your province one
And once we forgive we learn to see the beauty in our lives rather than the struggles and pain that we have gone through. “‘ I could be wildly wrong. But my sense of you is that you’re a good person, not a bad one.” … This, though, was different– hearing himself forgiven freely, by someone he trusted. He wasn’t sure, though, that she knew enough to forgive him. He told her the story in detail.
That appetitive soul is an element that helps the secure the just community with love and support. This is where the society will have a closer connection to justice in general. This is where Socrates came to the conclusion that we all need to be under justice in our society. So, the first action that Socrates did was to make sure that he doesn’t disrespect his family, be disloyal to his friends, or commit a crime. And when the majority of a just society realizes that there are