ato himself thought the leaders of society should be nothing but men of philosophy. He thought no individual person could be smart enough or even thinks clearly enough to be responsible for themselves. He thought ho way would lead to an ideal world.
Plato argued that there is no natural genetic makeup that helps humans know how to live and that education was the key to success. From the educated people would come a well constructed and therefore better society. He also felt that the well educated should rule over the average people. Plato would of kept a three-dimension society running. There would be the philosopher-leader at top, cops and militarian people in the middle and then just the everyday average people. Plato claimed that only philosophers had the absolute truth about how to run society, so that is what gave them the power.
It is with all those things pointed out that it is obvious Plato didn’t support a democratic system. He thought it was stupid to put non-philosophers in charge by way of vote. He didn’t believe the public should vote someone in charge at all and that this system would eventually fail.
Confucius on the other hand was a man who believed in love for all. He believed the ruler should be well disciplined and a role model for society. Confucius believed that inequality and laws would only encourage bad behavior.
Instead he thought if you gave everyone equality and treated people with respect society would be a happy and safe place as a result. Confucius thought that societies where one had an ultimate and obvious power over the rest made people feel not worthy and angry. Which in turn would create instability and problems for that society. He also believed the family was ultimately the most important thing ever. If one had a strong family bond then they would act good and not want to shame their family. Education was also important in for everyone in society, according to Confucius.
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