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Confucius

by Nicole from Taipei

To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
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Confucius

My hero is Confucius. He was one of the Chinese ancient giants. Every Chinese looks up to him. Nowadays, people hold ceremonies on his birthday in honor of his contribution to the Chinese society. The words he taught his students were even recorded and written into books. What kind of power did he have?

Actually, he was only a teacher. But what made him different from other teachers was his persistence. He taught different students in different ways, depending on what kind of person he was. On the other hand, he taught them in the same way –he always taught students patiently. His efforts helped many of his students have great achievements.

The most distinct thing is that he set a good example for his students. He asked himself to follow Chinese traditional virtues such as gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness. No matter what people thought of him, he still did what he thought were the right things.

If there is any reason that I don’t like him, it will be that he was too wise. He had taught his students so many things that we must know. So teachers always ask us to memorize the words and give us exams about the words. His words are very enlightening and always give us food for thought. The importance of them can even match the Bible.

Being a successful person, but not feeling proud, is the inwardness of a hero and who I want to be. A hero might play a tiny role in the society, such as the teacher Confucius, but the persistence he holds makes him unique.

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Last edited 12/7/2006 12:00:00 AM

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