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1.What are some of the key teachings of Confucius?Confucius was one of the most famous scholars in ancient China, who wanted leaders to follow his teachings to reform them to rule with peace, prosperity and stability for China.He taught that one with power over another should treat others with respect and came the golden rule that stated, “Treat others the way you would want to be treated”. His students continued his ideas of Confucianism, which is a philosophy based on the beliefsand values of Confucius taught that behavior does not clash with religion and that there should be an ethical system, that there was no creator and no afterlife, and everyone played a role in society that you should behave and follow that value system, and to bring order to society.2.What are some of the basic tenets of early Daoism (Taoism)?Daoist was a philosophical form of nature's flow or rhythms, the natural order of things rather than making human actions and control a main concern. Some basic teachings of early Daoism is the philosophy to retreat or withdrawal and for life to be simple and to live as your own individual with less regulations from rulers. It is taught that you are born with infinite potential as being “unmolded clay”. Daoist’s stressed the simple ways of nature and the virtue of yielding as does water not resist the current, but rather yieldsto outside pressure or flows and efforts to change or improve. The key of Dao is emphasizes living in harmony, being your own individual, and to change yourself or others in the views of the world, to not enforce but to follow, as “Dao” literally means “road” or “way”.

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