Confucius Mind Map; Nathan and Jordan (The Five Relationships (Older…
Confucius Mind Map; Nathan and Jordan
The Five Relationships
Older brothers - Younger Brothers
Older brothers should care for younger brothers.
Younger brothers should respect and obey older brothers.
Husband - Wife
Married people should live in harmony. A wife should obey her husband.
Ruler - Subjects
A ruler should care for the people he governs. The people he rules (the
subjects) should obey a ruler who takes care of them.
Friend - Friend
Friends should trust each other and treat each other well.
Parent - Child
Parents should love and care for their children. Children should
respect and obey their parents. The children’s respect and devotion for their parents is
often called “filial piety.”
“Good government results when those who are near are made happy, and those who
are far are attracted to it.”
“What is a superior person? One who acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks
according to his actions.”
"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest."
Key Words/Ideas of Confucianism
Confucius believed that the people in power should care for the weaker; they should also set examples for the weaker. Then, those who are weaker obey the people in power.