A Prophet Is Seldom Valued in His Own Country or Time
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The paper first reviews the life-time of the Chinese prophet and thinker, Confucius. It discusses his philosophy of love, peace, wisdom, and altruism and his attempts to spread this message, which were not successful. The paper also looks at the history of China, Confucius's contribution to it when alive, and how Confucian thinking evolved.
From the Paper:"It would seem that throughout recorded history, throughout the annals of civilization, those figures who are later seen as prophets are not fully valued or respected by their countrymen and peers and during their own lifetime. This has been seen numerous times, be it Jesus Christ, Mahatma Gandhi, or even Abraham Lincoln. Each of these figures has come to enjoy the following and trust of millions, but only after their death and after serving a relatively unsupported time on earth as a living, breathing prophet. The Chinese prophet and thinker, Confucius, was no different than the above men. During his time, he attempted to spread a message of love, peace, wisdom, and altruism, a message that is today respected (if not completely followed by the current Chinese government). But when looking at Confucius' writings, as well as Chinese history.."
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