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Sometime You Got It Sometime You Dont a personal reaction the Analects of ConfuciusThought is what distinguishes humans from animals It is the driving force that brings human societies to the belief of superiority over the rest of the living world However this is not to say that humans are the only living species that have thought It is just that we are aware of only our thoughts and may not answer for other sentient beings Thought produces such ideas from which religion numbers alphabets and spoken language manifest Thought gives humans the ability to ponder circumstances and determine solutions to problems Thought is imagination reflection and cogitation Most of all thought procures answers that shape cultural lives around the world It is thought from great thinkers that influence the values and habits of a culture This essay will focus on the most and least appealing themes of one of the worlds great thinkers Confucius Thoughts of Confucius are carried through history in a book called the Lun-yu According to Hucker the title means discourses and is normally translated Analects 77 It is also important to explain that Confucius himself does not write the Analects They are but a collection of Confuciuss sayings that appear to have been remembered and passed along by his disciples until they were gathered up into a single compilation probably not many decades after his death Hucker 77 For this reason I am a little skeptic about the authenticity of these works but I am also aware that the Analects are the only source that claim to show the thoughts of Confucius in the purest form In this case I leave my skepticism behind and take the Analects to be the only understanding I have into the world of Confucius I may also not forget the magnitude of impact this book has on Chinese culture beginning centuries before present Traditional dates place Confucius between 551-479 BC Ebrey 17 Most themes
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