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1. What are some of the key teachings of Confucius? Confucius’s teachings encouraged people to act with virtue, empathy, and justice. The basic teachings were love one another no matter what (do not treat people the way you don’t want to be treated), decorum, and filial piety. He wanted us to treat others with kindness, have proper behavior, and respect/ take care of your parents or elders. Humanity was also the key to maintaining a harmonious society. There are obligations in relationships as well, such as brothers and sisters, husband and wife, parents and children. Confucius gave advice that was precise and wise to people, he never took any credits for his wisdom. 2. What are some of the basic tenets of early Daoism (Taoism)? Taoism prizes naturalness, non-action, and inwardness. They are more focused on individualism instead of a person trying to fit into a society. In Daoism, it is important to explore your thoughts, who you really are, and where you really belong to in the natural world. Daoism is characterized by a positive, active

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