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Many philosophers have ideas that are implemented and practiced in our society today Philosophers are the true originators of the study of human behavior The works of Mencius has shaped the history of China and has made a deep impact on how we look at the past It is thru their ideas and notes that we are able to understand what went on in history Moreover their ideas can be used today and has shaped how our modern society functions Mencius was a follower of Confucius Thru his studies he has made an assumption how what human nature is like Mencius believes that humans are born good and thru external influences and lack of education they become misdirected and evil This idea is demonstrated in the film Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon The movie revolves around education or the lack of it The nature of the characters of the movie is demonstrated through their level of education During the opening scenes of the movie we are introduced to the character of Li Mui Bai He is one of the great swordsmen and is very well disciplined and educated He understands the way of the warrior and has knowledge from what is right or wrong He was trained as a Wu Dan fighter and holds the highest ranking in Wu Dan This is because he has dedicated his life to meditation and discovering himself through education Lee Schamus 30 In many instances Li Mui Bai has demonstrated that he is a true leader One of the most significant scenes is in the restaurant where Jen created chaos and how all the warriors looked up to Li Mui Bai and Shu Lien for guidance Lee Schamus 114 To gain this much respect Li Mui Bai has dedicated his life to learning the way of the warrior It is only through hard work and knowledge that one is able to bring out the true side of human
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