5 pages (1250 words)
, Research Paper
Contrary to these, Taoism generally focuses on the individual, encouraging nonconformity and the unlearning and emptying of the mind. It emphasizes, on the other hand, that the way of Nature must be followed in order to achieve happiness and contentment. Just as in Confucian thought, there are three important figures in Taoist philosophy, each developing a different stream of thought based on the idea of the original, absolute Tao.