Bonus Episode: Islam - A Comparative Perspective
Confucianism in the Modern World
by Juan Venancio
4M ago
Faiad Alam, a current sophomore studying global health studies at Yale University, will help me facilitate a conversation where we will compare Confucianism with Islam, the largest growing religion in the world originally founded in the 7th century. At first glance, Confucianism and Islam appear to be two completely different schools of thoughts that share no common ground, but we will discuss the ways in which they’re more similar than originally imagined ..read more
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Episode 5: Leadership in the Modern World
Confucianism in the Modern World
by Juan Venancio
4M ago
In an era of well-defined states, effective leadership is an important aspect in maintaining political stability and social harmony in the modern world. Find out what the qualities of an ideal leader are and explore the way in which Confucian leaders can provide the key to solving many of our world's issues ..read more
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Episode 3: Learning & Maximizing One's Potential in the 21st Century
Confucianism in the Modern World
by Juan Venancio
4M ago
Modern psychology tells us that the one thing which makes humans different to all organisms is the human experience. However, even though the concepts of modern psychology are fairly new and weren’t conceptually known during the Warring States period of China, Confucius understood the complexities of the human experience and developed parts of his philosophy on the grounds of maximizing the capabilities of the human mind ..read more
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Episode 2: Living a Joyous & Fulfilling Life in the Age of Social Media
Confucianism in the Modern World
by Juan Venancio
4M ago
In the age of social media, it is very common to surround yourself with a superficial view of the world, as in this age of likes, shares, and fast information it is easy to receive a skewed representation of the world. Because of this, many people struggle to find true meaning and purpose in their lives. Find out how Confucius' teachings from 2000 years ago provide the foundation to live joyfully and meaningfully in the 21st century ..read more
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Episode 1: Cultivating the Best Version of Yourself
Confucianism in the Modern World
by Juan Venancio
4M ago
People are complex beings. However, despite the complexity of the human experience, a quality that all humans share is an innate desire to live a good & satisfying life. Confucius believed that the key to attaining this good & satisfying life lies in the ability for people to master what he calls self-cultivation. Find out how one can attain the best version of themselves by cultivating the 5 Virtues and learning to routinely break from bad habits.  ..read more
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Prologue: Confucius (Kong Zi)
Confucianism in the Modern World
by Juan Venancio
4M ago
Confucius was an ancient Chinese philosopher that lived in one of the most violent and tumultuous eras of China more than 2000 years ago in the Warring States Period. Confucianism was the product of Confucius’ lifetime of learning and is a collection of proverbs that many of Confucius’ students wrote in what today is known as the Analects. As we dive into Confucianism’s main teachings, I challenge you to engage with this material and attempt to apply this to your own lives ..read more
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Apocalypses in the Modern World
Confucianism in the Modern World
by Juan Venancio
2y ago
Welcome to Apocalypses in the Modern World!  This podcast was created for GenEd 1001: Stories From the End of the World.  ..read more
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Bonus Episode: Islam - A Comparative Perspective
Confucianism in the Modern World
by Juan Venancio
3y ago
Faiad Alam, a current sophomore studying global health studies at Yale University, will help me facilitate a conversation where we will compare Confucianism with Islam, the largest growing religion in the world originally founded in the 7th century. At first glance, Confucianism and Islam appear to be two completely different schools of thoughts that share no common ground, but we will discuss the ways in which they’re more similar than originally imagined ..read more
Visit website
Episode 5: Leadership in the Modern World
Confucianism in the Modern World
by Juan Venancio
3y ago
In an era of well-defined states, effective leadership is an important aspect in maintaining political stability and social harmony in the modern world. Find out what the qualities of an ideal leader are and explore the way in which Confucian leaders can provide the key to solving many of our world's issues ..read more
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Episode 4: Death & Living with Purpose
Confucianism in the Modern World
by Juan Venancio
3y ago
There is so much that humans do not understand about the carnal world and Confucius advocates that finding a willful purpose is the key to truly comprehend life itself. Find out how Confucius' perspective on death & one's willingness to explore new aspects of the world determines one's ability to optimize their time on Earth ..read more
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