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Unformatted text preview: of superior talent ii. If humans act in harmony with the universe, then their own affairs would prosper iii. Two elements of the Dao 1. Duty a. People had to subordinate their own interests to the broader needs of the family and community b. Five Constant Relationships i. Parent (loving) and child (revere their parents) ii. Husband (fulfill their duties) and wife (obedient) iii. Older sibling (kind) and younger sibling (respectful) iv. Older friend (considerate) and younger friend (deferential) v. Ruler (benevolent) and subject (loyal) c. Work ethic- if each individual worked hard to fulfill his or her duties, then the affairs of society as a whole would prosper as well d. The ruler must set a good example- if the king followed the path of goodness, the subjects would respect him, and society will prosper 2. Humanity a. Compassion and empathy for others b. Do not do unto others what you would not wish done to yourself- Confucius (92)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course BIO 112 taught by Professor Martin during the Spring '11 term at UT Arlington.
- Spring '11