As you will recall, the concept of Ren, or humanness, is the most important principle in Confucian ethics. This is the idea of treating others with compassion. Ren frames all other virtues (both moral and non-moral).
For this assignment, demonstrate your understanding of Ren and other key concepts of Confucian ethics by choosing one of the following options:
- Write a Poem
- Write lyrics and/or record a Song (may be an original tune or a parody)
- Write a script and/or record a TV or Radio Commercial
- Create a PowerPoint Presentation
- Create a Movie Poster
- Create a Travel Brochure
While you may choose any of the above formats, you must cover some of the basics surrounding Ren. Include a definition of it, examples of Ren in everyday life, why Ren is an important tenet in Confucian ethics, and how does one show Ren towards others?