Taoism’s Criticism of Confucianism & the Modern World: Why Social Roles and Sincerity are a Problem

In this episode of Enlightenment Today, I will explain an important element within Taoism that many people often don’t know about due to a lack of knowledge of what the verses actually mean that arise from incorrect translations of the Tao Te Ching. Taoism in its essence is a critique of Confucianism and this also relates to our modern world, as Taoism is not truly isolated to one period of time, but can critique any civilization throughout time. Nevertheless, its critique of the teachings of Confucius is solely focused on the inherit problems with social roles and sincerity that ultimately lead to falsity, hypocrisy, and many forms of psychopathy.

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