Essay On Daodejing Culture
The Daodejing or the Tao Te Ching, the work of the ancient Chinese sage Lao Tzu or Laozi dates back to the late 6th century BC according to some counts and to the late 4th century BC according to others. We can thus safely say that this “Book of the Way” was written in a period well before our times. However, when one reads the interpretations of this book by John Heider and other modern translators, one finds that the teachings are as relevant today as they were then, or, to be honest, more relevant today than they were then.
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These rules define what is and is not acceptable within that culture. The first step to dealing with people of different cultural backgrounds is to be clear about your own cultural background and how it defines and limits your worldview. Being culturally fair or just means that you hold certain beliefs, attitudes, knowledge, and skills:
Beliefs and Attitudes
1. Be aware of and sensitive to your own cultural heritage and respect and value different cultural heritages.
2. Be aware of your own values and biases and how they may affect your perceptions of other cultures.
3. Be comfortable with the fact that there are differences between your culture and other cultures' values and beliefs.
4. Be sensitive to your own personal biases, racial/ethnic identity, and other cultural factors that might require you to seek the help of someone from a different culture when you interact with another person of that culture.
1. Understand the power structure of society and how less powerful groups are treated.
2. Acquire knowledge about the particular group(s) with which you work.
3. Be aware of the institutional barriers that prevent members of disadvantaged groups from benefiting from organizational and societal