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Confucianism: Finding Unity and Virtue in a Divisive World
Confucius (551–479 BC) was a Chinese philosopher, who believed that the well-being of society depends on moral leadership and the cultivation of its people. When communities face disorder, people should be encouraged to follow virtues like loyalty, trustworthiness, and respecting your elders. Plus, people can reflect on their moral behaviors and adopt social practices that provide a sense of refinement in their lives. “Confucianism called for a kind of moral training which strengthened the correct social order. It was less about punishing wrongdoers and more about making people want to be good.”
This Sunday, please join StoicDan in this presentation on Confucianism (recently presented at Orlando Stoics). Learn how Confucius, Wang, and Mengzi developed virtue, plus discover the metaphors of growing sprouts (virtue) and plucking out weeds (desires). We will also discuss how wisdom can reduce conflict and bring unity to a divisive world.
Our Inquiring Minds group meets to discuss a chosen topic in an informal setting. Subjects include religion, current events, politics, and science, among others. Drop-in visitors are always welcome. Inquiring Minds information is also available at the Plato’s Cave meetup website: meetup.com/PlatosCave