Confucius Mind Map; Nathan and Jordan (Key Words/Ideas of Confucianism…
Confucius Mind Map; Nathan and Jordan
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.
Key Words/Ideas of Confucianism
"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."
“What is a superior person? One who acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks
according to his actions.”
“Good government results when those who are near are made happy, and those who
are far are attracted to it.”
The Five Relationships
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.”
Friend - Friend
Friends should trust each other and treat each other well.
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.
Husband - Wife
Married people should live in harmony. A wife should obey her husband.
Older brothers - Younger Brothers
Older brothers should care for younger brothers.
Younger brothers should respect and obey older brothers.