Confucian Values - CassieAtchley , resonatestoday.,he

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Cassie Atchley Confucian Concepts in the 21 st  Century Confucian values and concepts seem strikingly applicable and relevant to modern life.  Although the Analects were compiled around 2500 years ago, the human-centered message  resonates today. Three values I see particularly relevant are li, he, and ren. These all relate in  specific ways to the human experience. This transcends specific time-period and culture, and is  applicable to both. The concept of li can be translated as “ritual” and encompasses both what we think to be  refined rituals in special occasions and ritual that we participate in on a daily basis as we go  about our lives. In a formal sense ritual expresses conduct that can reflect table manners,  greetings, and gestures. Ritual undergirds appropriate behavior, and seems to always be centered  on human relationships. These make social interactions intelligible and can convey either  disrespect or respect depending on if ritual is carried out appropriately. 
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