Confucius was the founder of Confucianism. He was born as a poor noble and was mostly self taught. He believed that even the poor should have an education. Confucius's students payed him money for his teachings about how he thought people should behave. Many historians think that he was the first professional teacher in China
Confucius and his students
Of course! Thank you!
Can I help you wash the dishes?
Confucius believed that there are 5 virtues one must have. One virtue would be kindness. He believed that if someone is kind, then that person cares about others
Act of kindness
Something else Confucians needed to be was righteous. If someone is righteous, then that person does the right thing for not just themselves, but other people.
$1.00 per fruit
My last dollar...
Don't worry. You can have it for free.
Act of righteousness
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Another virtue of Confucius followers is emotional control. If someone can control their emotions, then that person knows when the right time is to be serious and when to be silly.
Ho ho ho...
He he he...
And I was like...
Acts of emotional control
Confucianism practicers must always show wisdom. If someone is wise, then that person knows what the right choice is that is good for everyone.
Congratulations! You won! Now choose your prize.
One Million dollars for you A.
100 dollars for everyone B.
Hmm... I choose option B.
Act of wisdom
Confucians know that the final virtue is trustworthiness. If someone is trustworthy, then that person does the right thing and has integrity.