Confucius And The Ideal GentlemanPaper Rating: Word Count: 1227 Approx Pages: 5
When someone thinks about Confucius, the first thing that comes to mind is the Confucius says jokes. Though Confucius sayings where all but a joke. In his wise sayings, Confucius tried to bring people to a virtuous way of life and respect for the teaching of wise men of older generations. Some of Confucius's sayings were gathered and put into a book called The Analects. In The Analects, Confucius describes the ideal person or what is otherwise known as the perfect gentleman. His description critiques what it takes to become the perfect gentleman. Confucius describes the perfect gentlemen of being moral, but what does he really mean by moral. Confucius's behavior also in many ways described the perfect gentleman.
Confucius spoke much about the perfect gentleman. In his preaching, Confucius described how to become a perfect gentleman. He believed that by spending time finding errors in others, a person would be able to find errors within himself. "The Master said, it is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs. (Lau, 62) By finding errors in one's self a person then would be able to cor