Identify the political and cultural problems that Confucius faced and write a 100-word report on how he tried to solve these problems.Weegy:
Confucius (551-479 B.C.) was one of these philosophers. [ He had many ideas
about how to change Chinese society for the better.
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Confucius thought that by following the traditions valued by the very first kings of
the Zhou Dynasty, once again there would be order in society. He thought that
the best way to live was to be tolerant of others and to have self-discipline. The
?gentleman,? Confucius?s ideal man, was educated, loyal, and fair, concerned
about other people, and had integrity and good manners. According to his
followers, Confucius said, ?Never do to others what you would not like them to do
to you.? He thought another way to keep order in society was to have defined
roles for people. Some people were superior to other people: rulers were superior
to subjects, fathers were superior to sons, husbands were superior to wives, and
so forth. He believed it was important for the higher ranking person to take proper
care of the lower ranking person. At the same time, he believed the lower ranking
person should obey the higher ranking person. In this way, the order of society
could be maintained. Confucius believed that family was central to the stability of
society. Confucius taught his ideas to many people.
As a result of Confucius?s teachings, Chinese society started to change. More
value was placed on education. Rulers established schools to teach Confucian
ideas. Instead of government offices being filled by nobles who had family
connections, men took civil service examinations to gain government positions. ] Auto answered|Score 1|sipichapie|Points 1796|
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