With the right leadership people can conduct

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Confucianism declares all human nature is essentially perfect and good. With the right leadership, people can conduct themselves harmoniously. Belief system in Confucianism are best understood in the values inThe Five Virtues Ren - benevolence, humaneness towards others; the highest Confucian virtueLi - correct propriety, ritual and etiquette Yi - the halo of righteousness Xin - the power of trustworthiness, honesty, integrityZhi - wisdomConfucian Beliefs:He argued, when societies operate with laws, people are punished by authorities after they commit illegal acts. They conform to the laws, often without understanding the rationale behind them. Promoted a different way: People need to internalize behavior so actions are controlled beforehand. Will behave properly because wish to avoid feeling shame & losing face. In theory, there will be less coercive laws required for smooth functioning of the societyLi (social propriety) is the greatest principle of living. When society lives by li it moves smoothlyFive RelationshipsLi (social propriety)is important principle. Confucius saw society in an idealized form of government, best illustrated by the Five Relationships. It will lead to……kindness in the father, filial piety in the son;gentility in eldest brother, humility & respect in the younger;righteousness behavior in the husband, obedience in the wife;humane consideration in elders,deference in juniors; benevolence in rulers,loyalty in ministers and subjects.Confucian Beliefs:Li is the outward expression of social relations, ren (goodness, humaneness, love)is the inner ideal. Men should love one another & practice respect & courtesy. If li & ren operated in a person, then they would achieve the Confucian goal: the superior man. Confucius believed in the natural perfectibility of man. Confucian philosophy taught that the Way may be found through discipline and close study of the ClassicsConfucian Beliefs: Filial PietyFilial piety or filial devotion is the greatest of virtues, & must be shown to both living & dead. “Filial" means "of a child.“ Represents respect & obedience that child should show to parents, especially father. Relationship was extended to all five relationshipsRelationships are key & certain duties arise from ones relation to others.Theme of mutualityis prevalent in East Asian cultures.Social harmony - the goal of Confucianism comes from every individual knowing their place in social order, & playing their part well.
3/11/20185Confucian Beliefs: The Five Relationships: Specific duties for each participant in relationships. In all relationships, high reverence was held for elders.Duties also extended to the dead, where living seen as sons to deceased family. Led to the veneration of ancestors.

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