I have lived a long life, in which I have seen and learned many things during my travels. I have dedicated my life to passing on the words of the great philosopher Confucius. Confucius was a sage and social philosopher whose teachings have for many centuries influenced East Asia including China, Korea, Japan and Vietnam. The philosophies of the great Confucius over the years have come to be known as Confucianism. Confucianism is a complex system of moral, social, political, philosophical, and religious thought that has had a tremendous influence on the culture and history of East Asia. Though Confucianism can be very hard to understand I have found that is easier to understand by looking at it as various levels of honesty. Confucianism has accumulated over time and has matured into different types of forms. These forms consist of rituals, relationships, filial piety, and loyalty. Through my travels I have found the ritual of Confucianism to be quite interesting. I have outlined for you some of the basic forms of Confucianism.
In Confucianism the acts of everyday life are considered rituals. Rituals are not necessarily regimented or arbitrary practices, but the routines that people often engage in, knowingly or unknowingly in the normal course of their lives. Shaping rituals in a way that leads to a content and healthy society and to have content and happy people is one of the purposes of Confucian Philosophy.
Confucianism relationships are quite different from other forms of relationships around the world. Relationships are central to Confucianism. Particular duties arise from one's particular situation in relation to others. The individual stands simultaneously in several different relationships with different people as: a junior in relation to parents and elders, and as senior in relation to younger siblings, students, and others. While juniors are considered in Confucianism to owe their seniors...