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Fall Illumination: Confucious

Sep 06, 2017 01:10PM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger

“Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself”—Confucious

 

Confucious (551 to 479 BC), teacher, editor, politician and philosopher, was the first to coin the Ethic of Reciprocity—often called the Golden Rule—which simply states: treat other people as you would like to be treated.  

Almost all organized religions, philosophical systems and secular systems of morality include such an ethic. And it is intended to apply to the entire human race. 

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