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When one mentions the name Lowell High School one woulda think of academic excellence and first-class education The students all enter Lowell High School by placing tremendous effort into their academic studies The motive of the students is to attain one certain goal which is to be accepted to a prestigious college Each student has a different method however of reaching that specific destination Confucianism Taoism and Legalism also share one common goal of reaching a state of perfection through hard work and dedication Their definition of excellence or perfection differs from one another and all three struggle to reach there own standards of perfection Therefore Confucians Taoists and Legalists would all agree on how the Lowell students strive to attain their own sense of perfection although their methods of reaching this sense of perfection are different from one another To reach perfection Lowell students Confucians Legalists and Taoists must do certain things to attain their definition of excellence Confucians believed in the perfectibility of man One would become perfectible through self-cultivation and the practice of ritual Similar to Confucians Lowell students will be able to enter renowned colleges through self-development Taoists would become perfectible by being one with nature To be one with nature one would reject assertiveness and desires for worldly goods for this was the root in causing violence and aggression Like Taoists Lowell students make sacrifices during their four years at Lowell in order to achieve their goals For Legalists one would be perfect if they were hard working and obedient One will have to go through a large amount of pain to receive a lot of benefits in the long run Like Legalists Lowell students go through a lot of pain in studying and working hard but in the long run they will be better off with a successful future ahead of them Although all three-belief systems resemble Lowell in some way one would see that Confucian
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