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Abigail Gray Adam Gish World Civilizations to 1300 18 February 2018 Confucianism versus Daoism Reflection Confucius’ teaching emphasized moral rigor through promoting education, moral behavior, and the performance of ritual. Along with this he thought that “cooperation rather than conflict, ethical behavior rather than reckless actions, merit rather than heredity, and concern with the welfare of others rather than self-aggrandizement should be the basis of society and government” (168). Through these beliefs, Confucius showed that a harsh government was something that some of the citizens did not want. These elements when applied to government that a confidence a people cannot stand. If people have confidence in who rule them, then
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